It is an evergreen perennial growing to 15 feet 6 inches (4.72 m) with a noticeable expanded caudex, for storing water. The single palm-like stem produces terminal tufts of strap-shaped, recurved leathery leaves, sometimes hair lock-shaped in the ends, and with occasional panicles of small white flowers once the plant reaches over 10 years of age. The only moderately swollen trunk at the base of beaucarnea plant is slender over it and only slightly branched. The almost spherical caudex in the youth stage later becomes 4 to 6 meters long and reaches a diameter of up to 50 centimeters and more at the base. The bark is smooth. The green lineal, slightly rejuvenated and bent leaves are thin, flat or slightly ridged. They are 90 to 180 inches long and 15 to 20 millimeters wide.
Use special indoor plant potting soil.
The best-case scenario is to repot your plant after having purchased it and then every 3 years on average. Upon repotting, select a new pot that is only fractionally larger than the previous pot, because feeling cramped is important for this plant. Find a very luminous place, even in indirect sunlight, but avoid direct sun that would burn and dry the leaves up. Avoid positioning your beaucarnea behind a South-facing window.
Height: outdoor up to 15 feet
Temperature: 50 °F
Sunlight: indirect sunlight
Benefits and Uses :
They are ideal plants to use for rock gardens because
they like, warm, dry climates.
Beaucarnea recurvata is an excellent choice for
home or office.