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Beaucarnea Recurvata 'Ponytail Palm' Seeds

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    1 black tin of 20 Beaucarnea Recurvata 'Ponytail' Palm Seeds (care guide included)

    Beaucarnea Recurvata

    About the seeds:


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    germination time

    14-28 days




    1-3 seeds per planter or soil pod

    recommended planter

    2"-4" nursery pot to start(no terra cotta for germination)

    time to maturity

    >1 year

    seed prep

    pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


    greenhouse | paper towel method


    70F - 85F

    About the Plants:


    Large caudex trunk with leaves shooting out of the top in a ponytail shape


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    growth speed

    slow | medium | fast

    size of plant

    1'(indoors)-15'(if grown outside) 


    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


    well-draining, coconut coir/peat-based potting mix or cactus/succulent soil 


    warm | cool


    cats | dogs | no



    heavy | moderate | light



    We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Ponytail palms are easy to germinate and grow as houseplants, the main downside is how slow their growth is. They are very low-maintenance, preferring low watering, bright light, but not from direct sun(unless it's weaker sun rays), and only needs to be fertilized 2-3 times a year.

    (Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

    These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
    Aubrey Sears
    Healthy seeds!

    Perfectly healthy seeds with a high germination rate. My seed starting try holds six seeds, and all 6 germinated rather quickly!

    Easy to grow

    The seeds were healthy and didn’t require any special care. II expected that a few wouldn’t survive, but I was pleasantly surprised with a high germination rate. I gave some of the seedlings to coworkers who admired the plants in my room, and they all tell me the ponytail palms are thriving.

    Abby Thorne
    Growing beautifully!

    I planted my ponytail palm seeds a couple of months ago and they have been growing beautifully! I can't wait to continue watching them grow!

    Juan Cortez
    Ponytail Seeds

    Fast delivery and very happy with the product. I do recommend this product.


    All of the seeds sprouted! Fun little plants :)

    when you order with us:

    • your seeds and orders are hand-packed in San Diego

    • your order ships in 1-2 business days

    • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

    • we're always here to help with any questions!


    how difficult are these seeds to grow?

    Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

    how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

    Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    how do I grow houseplant seeds?

    All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

    We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

    my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

    Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

    If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

    You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)