Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail Plam: Beaucarnea recurvata

The extremely slow-growing pony tail palm makes a surprisingly interesting desktop plant. Indoors, these novel miniature palms are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of strappy green leaves emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil. Given time and the right conditions, these plants will grow into respectable specimen plants, up to 6 feet in height or more.