How to Care for a Ponytail Palm, with Ronita

From “A Show of Palms”: Ronita, a professional horticulturist, brings her own ponytail palm to “The Indoor Garden” set and lets you in on how to keep one growing. This unique looking succulent is sometimes called a Bottle Palm.

Click on the link below for full care instructions and to read more about the ponytail palm “The Indoor Garden” blog:

This was videotaped in 1992 in downtown Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House. This florist was called Seasons and is no longer there. The owner, Peter Carrico, was very generous in letting us use his store to teach plant care.

The soundtracks for “The Indoor Garden’ episodes were composed and performed by Srini P. To hear more of his jazzy melodies on YouTube go here:


8 Replies to “How to Care for a Ponytail Palm, with Ronita”

  1. Dear Ronita , greetings ! Topic ' pony tail palm ' i have three queries ,please do addres them thru your vedio . 1. How to separate pups from mother palm ? 2. How to pot the pups? 3. Type of soil required ? Any other input you may want to share . Regards !

  2. I'm trying to grow a pony tail pup, I cut it from the main stem up my pony tail, now for it to restart do I sit it in water or do I plant it it soil right away. It,s been in water for over two weeks now and nothing goes on no small root growing yet my question is why???????

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