Palma Nolina (Beaucarnea recurvata) is one of the interesting and beautiful representatives of house flowers that are widespread in the world. Also called "elephant step", "elephant foot", "horse tail", "bottle palm", etc. because of the shape of the stem and herbaceous leaves, the nolina is not really a true palm tree, but an evergreen perennial succulent plant, a representative of the Asparagaceae or Asparagaceae family, which has no close relationship with the Palmis (Arecaceae), coming from the lands of eastern Mexico, where it has an 350-registered specimen, this representative of the flora with a distinctive appearance becomes very popular as an ornamental In the natural habitats, the nolina reaches up to 5 meters in height, starting from a specifically extended at the base of the trunk (caudex) begins a stem ending with sheaf-like, hair-like leaves, which is the reason for the name "horse tail". . According to experts, there are different types of 10 Beaucarnea recurvata, and when the plant reaches ten years begins to form small white petals.




When grown at home, the nolina cannot reach its natural size - if its leaves reach 2 meters in the open, then at home they are many times smaller. To maintain its natural shape, leaves should not be cut, and when transplanted, care must be taken not to damage the roots and maintain their integrity. Due to its origin, the soil for the plant must be more sandy, extremely well drained, because water retention leads to irreversible putrefactive processes. Although they can withstand a year without liquid, watering with purified water is desirable when the top few inches of soil are dried in the warm months and very rarely in the cold - about once a month, and only when the whole soil is completely dry. It is relatively resistant to temperature fluctuations - the ideal temperature for Beaucarnea recurvata is between 10 and 24 degrees for the active growth period and between 4 and 18 for rest periods (cold months). Nolina loves bright and direct sunlight, but if it is to be moved indoors outdoors, there should be a gradual air-conditioning period.

Fertilizing is not generally required, but in very small amounts, and only during warm months, it can have a beneficial effect. However, it should be remembered that the valley grows very slowly and needs more patience. Transplanting may be necessary in rare cases, and more often just replacing the surface soil layer. Since the weight of the trunk and leaves can cause it to tilt, it is advisable to use heavy pots at home. Propagation is by seed, but the process is too long and complicated, so buying a grown plant is advisable.