Brahea sp. (Super Silver) rare 10 seeds

2,95

Brahea sp. (Super Silver) rare 10 seeds

2,95

This palm is very impressive, and only discovered in central Mexico, in a desert area that has a high number of endemic species. At first it seemed to be a somewhat fanned out form of B. nitida, but because its petioles are completely thornless, which is a very important feature of that species, it was quickly concluded that this must be a new species. The palms grow in a sparsely vegetated, dry, and elevated elevation valleys around 1800 m (6,000 ft.) and above, where they are one of the dominant elements of the local vegetation. A green form of Brahea dulcis (with thorny petioles!) is also commonly found in the same habitat.

What stands out about this distinct palm is the incredible color of its leaves, an unreal, bright silvery white, even more beautiful than what you have seen of the most beautiful Brahea armata. Unlike the ferocious armament of other species of Brahea, this palm has completely smooth petioles, without a single thorn.
Of botanical importance are also the very long, spanning inflorescences that spread well beyond the leaves. The fruits are small and black when ripe. As for its horticultural future, we think this Brahea has great prospects and has easy enough potential to become popular as Brahea armata is today. The palm can withstand drought as well as severe frosts and could be adaptable to a wide range of temperate climates. Due to its reasonable size, this palm could find a place in any garden.

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Description

This palm is very impressive, and only discovered in central Mexico, in a desert area that has a high number of endemic species. At first it seemed to be a somewhat fanned out form of B. nitida, but because its petioles are completely thornless, which is a very important feature of that species, it was quickly concluded that this must be a new species. The palms grow in a sparsely vegetated, dry, and elevated elevation valleys around 1800 m (6,000 ft.) and above, where they are one of the dominant elements of the local vegetation. A green form of Brahea dulcis (with thorny petioles!) is also commonly found in the same habitat.

What stands out about this distinct palm is the incredible color of its leaves, an unreal, bright silvery white, even more beautiful than what you have seen of the most beautiful Brahea armata. Unlike the ferocious armament of other species of Brahea, this palm has completely smooth petioles, without a single thorn.
Of botanical importance are also the very long, spanning inflorescences that spread well beyond the leaves. The fruits are small and black when ripe. As for its horticultural future, we think this Brahea has great prospects and has easy enough potential to become popular as Brahea armata is today. The palm can withstand drought as well as severe frosts and could be adaptable to a wide range of temperate climates. Due to its reasonable size, this palm could find a place in any garden.

Additional information

Weight 0,0100 kg
USDA zone

zone 8: -12.2 to -6.7 degrees

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