As part of Plant Week, and our hunt for plants that may not yet have had their time in the “Instagram limelight,” one that we landed on was the ponytail palm. According to Justina Blakeney, founder and director of the Jungalow, “They add quirk and a sculptural sensibility to a space, and since they store water in their large trunks and enjoy being somewhat pot-bound, they are very low-maintenance.” It should be noted that “ponytail palm” is a misnomer (it isn’t a palm at all and is actually more closely related to desert plants), it can thrive even under the care of the most forgetful plant parent. “I like to keep a smaller one on our dining table instead of flowers, and I have been shopping for a large one to put in our living room as a focal point,” Blakeney says. Today only, this (as well as a bunch of other plants and succulents and bonsai trees) is on sale at Amazon.
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