A Ponytail Palm is not really a palm but a relative of the Yucca plant, a member of the Agave family, and a relative of the Lily Plant. This is a unique succulent, there are no two of these palms that are exactly alike.
A Ponytail Palm has a large swollen base that some say resemble an elephant’s foot. The thin trunk is topped with flat, dark green, grass-like leaves. The leaves are about an inch wide and often 5-6 ft long; the edges can be quite sharp. A Ponytail Palm, sometimes referred to as a Bottle Palm or Elephant Foot Palm, is a slow growing very different looking plant that thrives on neglect. Put it in bright light, water sparingly, and watch it grow.