Beaucarnea recurvata

This plant is native to (eastern, arid) Mexico. The pony tail is very drought tolerant. The thick bulb (trunk) is used for water storage. Allow the soil to dry completely. Too much water can cause the trunk to rot. too much moisture can attract insects such as mealy bugs. Therefore, use light, sandy, so well-drained soil. 

Plant in full sun. The plant can also withstand the wind. Flower is usually white, but hardly ever blooms on Curaçao. Long green rough (sandpaper-like) leaves.