The Beaucarnea recurvata originates from the subtropics of Asia, Africa 

and Mexico. It grows mainly in dry areas on rocky ground.

There, it can reach a height of 10 metres. 

The stems used to be cut from the forests, 
but nowadays they are cultivated.
 

Care:             

  Light: Plenty of light but no direct sunlight
  Temperature: Not below 15 C
  Water :

Only water when soil is dry. May dry out a little

  Fertilization:   Feed monthly
 

Intended for decoration purposes, not for consumption

It is sometimes also called the bottle palm or elephant-foot tree, due to the tuberous swelling at the bottom, in which it stores water reserves for dry periods.

 

 

Beaucarnea