Elephant Foot Tree – Nolina recurvata

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Elephant Foot Tree – Nolina recurvata

Common Name: Pony Tail, Bottle Palm, Elephant Foot Tree

Botanical Name: Nolina recurvata, no-LIE-na re-ker-VAH-ta

Decorative Life: Years.

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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.