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Care of the plant Beaucarnea goldmanii or Goldman's Pony Tail.

Care of the tree Beaucarnea goldmanii or Goldman's Pony Tail

The genus Beaucarnea, family Asparagaceae, includes about 15 species of tropical trees native to Mexico and Central America. Some species are: Beaucarnea goldmanii, Beaucarnea beldingiiBeaucarnea hiriartiae, Beaucarnea gracilis, Beaucarnea recurvata, Beaucarnea guatemalensis.

Common name: Goldman's Pony Tail. Scientific synonym: Nolina goldmanii. This species is native to Chiapas (México), Guatemala and El Salvador.

They are tropical evergreen trees with moderate growth and a thick trunk at the base that reach 6 meters (19.68 feet) in height. The taped leaves are satin dark green in color and appear in rosettes. They produce long yellowish inflorescences above the leaves. They bloom in summer.

They are used in rockeries, on dry slopes, as isolated specimens, in small groups, in gardens of cacti and succulents, and in wide pots for terraces and patios. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Beaucarnea goldmanii grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. Resists light and occasional frosts.

The soil must be very well drained: for example a mixture of normal garden soil and coarse sand in equal parts.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to be completely dry; do not water in winter if they are grown outdoors. They are very resistant to drought plants.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

They are resistant plants to the habitual plagues and diseases but sensitive to the excess of irrigation.

Propagation from seed sown in spring in the nursery is a slow process. 

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Beaucarnea goldmanii