How to grow Brahea armata

Brahea armata growing palm tree of the genus Brahea also known as Mexican blue palm, Brahea armata perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Leaves color green to gray-blue leaves frond when the start to grow it’s like sword when it’s open rounded shape in shredded like fork or spoon narrow tines in the size 1-2 m.

Brahea armata flower

Flower color yellow, flowers grow on clump it’s branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants.

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How to grow Brahea armata growing and care:

Nothing special, more than -5C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves, never cut the top of the plant

Size of the plant?
10-15 m, 30-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, just when the plant young

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers

Scientific name:

Brahea armata

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