Brahea armata

Brahea armata

Mexican blue palm

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Brahea armata
  • Common name: Mexican blue palm
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Mexican blue palm, Brahea armata, is native to Mexico. It has stiff, fan-shaped foliage in an attractive blue-grey-green. The flowers are incredible inflorescences up to 5m in length that hang above and over the foliage as a cascading tassel. It’s perfect for growing as part of a tropical border, alongside other tropical  plants such as banana and canna. It’s also suited to indoor or conservatory growing, and is well suited to growing in a large container. 

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Grow Brahea armata in a sheltered spot in well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Mature plants are hardy enough for a temperate climate but young plants will need protection in winter. Alternatively, grow in a pot as a conservatory specimen and take outdoors in summer.

How to grow Brahea armata

  • Plant size

    10m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Brahea armata and wildlife

Brahea armata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Brahea armata poisonous?

Brahea armata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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