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Brahea dulcis blue


akaranus

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I have planted this one as a seedling around 2012..at first so slow and mostly green..but lately starting to take off and getting nice bluish colour...it saw in 2017 3 days down to -8°C without any damage...

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The icy blue is a trademark of this species. Well grown, it is about the size of my this years purchased armatas I bought (2) in 25 gallon!

I am sitting here on a -11 C morning with no hope of above freezing until Saturday, tomorrow mid day. It hit freezing at 10am yesterday!

I wrapped them and covered with leaves, but just the trunk bulbs. Fingers crossed. They are such an attractive genus.

E Fry

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Braheas are handsome palms, and yours is really looking good!

Have they been hybridized with anything? I'm (selfishly) thinking of a blue palm for the muggy Southeast US.

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@Manalto there are hybrids inside brahea genus, but i ve never heard with other species...

@Palmnut-fry  sorry to hear that, among most cold hardy braheas is armata...its nice and big, hoping that everything will be ok

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20 hours ago, Manalto said:

Braheas are handsome palms, and yours is really looking good!

Have they been hybridized with anything? I'm (selfishly) thinking of a blue palm for the muggy Southeast US.

 

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Here is my Brahea dulcis - it actually looks bluer in person (poor quality photo).  It's been showing blue color since I germinated it back in 2019.

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I can see the blue, too. Todays smart phones take better pics than my Kodak pocket cam I had growing up, it's amazing.

Well, an update, I think the bundled ones look fine although I see burn on some parts of the fans. I noticed some of my

other perennials are totally zapped but oh well, it is winter after all.

Happy New Year you guys!

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beauty..already have colour from both side of leaves..mine is mostly in shade and only becoming blue from above...

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On 12/27/2022 at 11:36 AM, akaranus said:

beauty..already have colour from both side of leaves..mine is mostly in shade and only becoming blue from above...

Mine shows blue on the underside of leaves and the new growth.  Sounds like mine will get more blue when it gets older.  I grew it from seed from a beautiful palm in @DoomsDave's garden (thanks Dave!) I'm pretty sure that the mother palm is a blue one.  Hopefully Dave can post a photo of his.

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  • 11 months later...

This palm looked so familiar to me. After some searching, I realized that I used to see this palm at some crazy high elevations in Oaxaca, Mexico. I remember wanting to find the name of it back in 2016, to see if it could grow here in SE Virginia. I had completely forgotten until now. Now I know the patch of palms I saw in the mountains was Brahea dulcis. Thanks for helping me find the name of this palm.

Axhéhee'!

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