Elephant foot - Plant
Description for Elephant foot
Mature plants develop an unusual, swollen, bottle-like base (the storage organ that allows them to withstand very dry conditions) with several long, thin stems. The stems are topped by the crowns of pendulous strap-like leaves which give the plant one of its common names â€“ the Ponytail Plant.
The plant is also referred to as the Elephant Foot Tree because of the swollen shape base, coupled with the greyish-brown colour and the wrinkled texture of the bark.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pony Tail Palm, Bottle Palm, Elephantâ€™s Foot Tree, Ponytail Plant, Nolina Palm, Elephant Palm, Big Base Palm, Desert Pony Tail Palm, Nolina, Nolina Sole, Ponytail Nolina||white||August to September||2.00 to 3.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Because of the weight of the trunk and leaves, it is best to use a soil-based potting mixture and a heavy pot.
Indoors, these novel little palms are often grown in shallow pots.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||medium||10Â°C (50Â°F)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Elephant foot
- These plants seldom need repotting and seem to respond quite well to being pot-bound. Move them on to a larger pot size in spring only if they appear to have completely outgrown their current container. Otherwise, it should be sufficient simply to provide some top-dressing with fresh potting mixture.
Typical uses of Elephant foot
Special features: Perhaps best grown in native plant gardens, meadows and woodland gardens. Marginal ornamental attributes for perennial borders. Large lower leaves can form a nice ground cover if plants are massed.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Anti-tumor, Traditional medicine, Fever Asthma, to make tonics.
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