Pony tail stump
6”pot pony tail plant in glass pot. Easy care indoor plant
Care for this plant like you would a cactus or succulent, planting it in cactus or succulent soil in a container with drainage. Let the soil dry out well between waterings, generally every two weeks (but these can even go up to a month). When you do water, saturate the soil until water comes out of the bottom of the pot, and let it drain. Never let it sit in water (this applies to pretty much any houseplant). With its ability to store water in its bulbous trunk, you can usually err on the side of underwatering your ponytail palm, but dried out, brown leaves, and/or a shriveled trunk, will let you know that you’re not giving it enough water. Yellow foliage or a mushy trunk likely means you’re overwatering.
Most problems with this plant come from overwatering, but it can occasionally suffer from pests like spidermites, scale, or mealybugs, which are treated with a systemic insecticide