Container Ponytail Palm Trees

Money Tree, Stromanthe, Aralia and Ponytail Plants

Anonymous added on February 20, 2014 | Answered

Are these strong houseplants that need little care and can go outside in low light areas?

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Answered on February 20, 2014

All of these are fairly low maintenance plants and enjoy spending summers outdoors in your area but must be overwintered indoors. Money tree does well in minimal sunlight and will not tolerate temperatures below 28 degrees F. Stromanthe needs to be placed in shade to filtered sun and cannot tolerate temps falling below 59 degrees F. Aaralia plants survive under low light as they long as they have moist soil. Indoors they do best in medium or full sun but should be planted in shady areas outside. Bring them back inside once temps drop beneath 60 degrees F. The ponytail palm, while easy to care for, generally needs bright light, but because it is such a forgiving plant, it will be ok if you give it bright light about half of the time. If you keep it in low light conditions half the year and provide bright light conditions the other half the year, it will be perfectly happy. This means that as long as you place it outdoors in the summer in a fairly bright area (no direct sunlight), it will tolerate any indoor light conditions you keep it in during the winter.

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