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Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palms Flowering

Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palms Flowering (Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palm)

These are not palms. It's just a common name. There's hundreds of these growing at the San Diego Zoo. This is the time of year they start to flower. Photo taken on Nov. 2, 2016.

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RED blooms??

6 Nov, 2016


Yes, for some reason the ones at the San Diego Zoo have red instead of cream flowers. I love them! I've taken many pics of them flowering over the years.

7 Nov, 2016


I had to look it up,but I think they are saying the red blooms are female plants.
I left a question with Palmbob about that.

7 Nov, 2016


I had no idea this shrub was dioecious. I though it was monoecious. So, this means most of the large ones at the SD Zoo are female.

7 Nov, 2016


Darn,50/50 and I got a male. Doesnt matter much since here its bloomed only 2 maybe 3 times since I planted it in 1992. It skipped the last few too.

10 Nov, 2016


That's surprising it only bloomed a few times.

There's one around the corner from me that has red flowers right now.

11 Nov, 2016

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