Elephant Foot Tree – Nolina recurvata Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Pony Tail, Bottle Palm, Elephant Foot Tree Botanical Name: Nolina recurvata, no-LIE-na re-ker-VAH-ta Decorative Life: Years. Availability: Year Round Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, hold at 55F or higher. Tidbits: Nolina named for P. C. Nolan, 18th-century French agriculturist. The specific epithet name “recurvata” means bent backwards or reversely curved, in reference to how its foliage is displayed. The agave family is important for fiber products. Also known by its old name of Beaucarnea recurvata.