Brahea calcarea

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Brahea nitida. White Rock Palm.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Brahea calcarea Liebm
Brahea nitida. White Rock Palm.
From West Mexico trough Guatemala.
Very rare

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Palmate
Less than 15 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 50 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

- 8ºC
All types
Medium
Light
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
High
Yes
High
Low difficulty
Medium

It is found in dry shrubland and oakwoods up to an altitude of 1500 metres.

Its trunk is less robust than Brahea amata, but it grows at a far faster rate.

Its leaves are bright green in very young plants but, in time they turn a greyish green or glaucous which stands out strikingly.

Remarkably its petioles lack spines.

Like the rest of the Braheas, this species prefers very sunny places, is very resistant to drought, can withstands all soil types, dislikes overdamp soil and excessive humidity.