The Beaucarnea, or Pony tail palm as it is known (also called Nolina) likes medium to high light. Slow growing plants, they take only light watering and are easy to maintain.
They are very individual plants and no two specimens look the same.
A striking architectural plant, that reminds you of a Yucca which has let its hair down. This photo shows Beaucarnea plants installed in the Crown Hotel in Cricklewood.