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What is this Plant?

Can anyone help identify the name of the plant in the photo?
Thanks.

By Jon Parker from UK

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April 11, 20100 found this helpful

It looks like a ponytail palm.

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April 12, 20100 found this helpful

I believe when I worked in the flower shop we called it umbrella palm, might look under both names to id it.

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April 12, 20100 found this helpful

Many thanks to you both I have now found it listed as a Ponytail Palm. I am happy that I now know how to care for it properly. Thanks again. Jon

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April 15, 20100 found this helpful

Hello Jon, It is an Elephant Foot Plant ,also known as Pony tail. It is quite a valuable plant. I expect you keep it inside? ex londoner

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April 16, 20100 found this helpful

You have a Ponytail Palm. They will get Huge in time. They seem to enjoy plenty of light and an occasional watering. I had a small one that I had purchased when my daughter (now 33) was small. It got so big that I couldn't roll or drag it up the hill to my greenhouse anymore so I passed it on to a neighbor who puts it in his garage during the winter....it's quite the eye catcher sitting outside his garage in the driveway during the warmer months of the year as it's huge :)

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Orange Park, Florida

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

You have a pont tail palm they are quite beautiful you should water it when it is completely dry try not to over water or put it in direct sun light. Enjoy.

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April 19, 20100 found this helpful

You have a Pony tail palm also known as an Elephant foot. They are native of Mexico, but they really are not a PALM. I live in Florida and they grow to be huge here with our warm tropical weather.

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