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Anyone know what this is?

Hey folks, 

Me and my partner bought this because we loved it. BUT we lost the little thing telling you what it is and I can’t find it online anywhere! 

Wondered if you folks could help identifying it and if you have any top tips for care?

Thanks 

M x

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    Looks like it could be either one of the dracaena family or one of the yuccas.

    Either way, it will need a well-lit position but not direct sunlight and a minimum temperature of 12C if it's a dracaena or 3 or 4C id it's a yucca.

    Water sparingly and check every now and again for roots appearing at the bottom of the pot.  This means it needs potting on into a slightly bigger pot, maybe 3cms/1" wider and deeper than the current one.  Use a good compost such as John Innes no 3.  Water well before and after and let it drain.

    Every now and again, put the plant in the shower to remove dust from its leaves.  Let it drain completely before putting it back.
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    Or it could be the Ponytail Palm, Beaucarnea Recurvata, due to the swelling of the lower trunk. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    In which case - https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/1993/i-Beaucarnea-recurvata-i/Details 

    Where did you buy it?  Can you go back and check the labels on the rest?
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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