Brahea Calcarea. Brahea Nitida
The Brahea Calcarea previously known as Brahea Nitida is a medium sized fan palm. Strikingly beautiful this rare palm has a smooth slender trunk with a crown of 20-30 finely segmented leaves, bright green in young plants turning to greyish-green with a slightly glaucous underside as they mature. Truely unique, it is the only species of Brahea without thorny petioles.
Slow growing this palm is also long lived and is very drought tolerant. It prefers a sunny spot and dislikes humidity.
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BRAHEA CALCAREA. Brahea Nitida
Latin Name: Brahea Calcarea.
Common Name: Brahea Nitida, White Rock Palm.
Native to: Guatemala, Mexico.
Hardiness: Down to around -8.
Growth: Medium sized palm. Solitary trunk with a crown of 20-30 finely segmented fan shaped leaves, bright green when young turning to greyish-green at they mature. Wind and drough resistant.
Sunlight: Full / partial sun.
Soil: Well drained.
Moisture: Water sparingly.
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