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Photo from Rare Palmseeds.

Author: Joseph Nelson Rose, 1906
Origin:  Guatemala, Nicaragua
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  1,5 Meters
Height:  10 Meters
Flower:  Crème Coloured
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Red Ponytail Palm
Synonyms:  Nolina guatemalensis, Ciferri & Giacom, 1950

This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by Joseph Nelson Rose in 1906. It is found in Guatemala and Nicaragua, growing in a slightly rich, but well drained soil with some water and some to lots of water. The round caudex can grow up to one and a half meter or even more in diameter, the whole plant can reach ten meters. Given identical conditions, this species will appear slightly more red, compared to the other members of this genera.

The genera name after Monsieur Beaucarne, a Belgian succulent plant grower who first collected flowers of the genera. The species name as it was first discovered in Guatemala.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Nolinaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.