Ponytail Palms - Beaucarnia recurvata Easy and rewarding to grow. Takes little care. You will receive 3 or 4 seedlings per pot. They can be easily separated or grown together as a clump. Light. Bright light for the best growth. Can be grown in full sun when gradually acclimated. Water. No more than once or twice a week. Let soil almost dry out between waterings. The bulbous stem stores water. In winter only about once a month. Temperature. Prefers warm temperatures, above 60ºF. Don't allow to freeze. Plants are growing in a 3 inch deep pot and are shipped in the pot with soil.