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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 2023 growing season.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Tom Ruzinok
    Great to grow from seed

    I got these from seed, soaked them for 24 hours and planted them in August. Here they are at the start of October. 100% germination. I would highly recommend.

    Baby plants galore!

    I planted these seeds a few weeks ago and they have started to sprout! They've been fun to watch sprout up and have looked very healthy so far. I can't wait to see them grow into bigger palms.

    1 month old

    I did the greenhouse method on a heat mat under grow lights. My first time growing these seeds.

    Josiah Baum
    Popped up in no time!

    The germinated in 2 weeks and are starting to get their first leaves. Can’t wait to see how they look in the future! Thanks!

    Slow grower, but easy to care for

    Germinates pretty quickly. Seeds are large and easy to see. Germination rates are good. They grow slowly, but steadily. They like to be watered more, when they are young. You can make mistakes with these seedlings, they'll bounce back. I underwatered for a few months and now they are back on track. These are wonderful seeds for a beginner grower.

    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 :)