What plant is this?

Asked October 21, 2019, 6:54 AM EDT

I was given this plant years ago and I want to know exactly what plant this is because it just wont die. I can keep it in virtually complete darkness or direct sunlight and not water it for over a year but when I finally do water it it grows several inches in a week or 2 and stops because I stopped watering it again. I can also over water and it doesnt seem to care. My friend wants an invincible plant too.

Calumet County Wisconsin

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What county do you live in? If you tell me what county you live in I can better route your question. Thanks for using Ask an Expert!

I actually live in calumet county in Wisconsin but there wasnt a Wisconsin group to ask the question and I'm desperate. I thought because it's a house plant and the original buyer bought the plant online it wouldn't matter.

Thank you for your question. Getting you an ID has been as frustrating from this end as from yours! It appears to be a pony tail palm: https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/resource-library/plant-week/ponytail-palm.aspx If you believe this is not accurate, please consult with your county Extension office: https://calumet.extension.wisc.edu/ Good luck!