A Ponytail Palm grows best in very bright indirect light or full sun.
Over watering is about the only way to kill a Ponytail Palm. Allow at least the top 50-70% of the soil to dry out before watering. During the summer months you may need to water every 7-14 days and in winter only every three or four weeks. A Ponytail Palm stores water in its base and is very drought resistant. These plants can get brown leaf dips when they are over or under watered. When in doubt, do not water!
Fertilize monthly during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/2 of the recommended strength. Remember to use fertilizers only on moist soil.
A Ponytail Palm needs very little humidity and does well in warm dry air.
The soil of a Ponytail Palm needs to dry out, so use a fast draining, light soil with a lot of sand in it.
Trim the brown ends off the leaves with a wet scissors.
A Ponytail Palm is not poisonous plant.