Brahea dulcis
Rock palm, Sombrero palm

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Mexico and Central America

Cold Hardiness: 

Mid 20s, F.

Trunk type:

Typically single trunk, but can sucker (grow multiple trunks), thatched trunk.

Leaf type:

Palmate (fan shaped), green/bluish colored leaves.


Solitary (single trunk) and occasionally suckering (multiple trunks).



Speed of growth:



10' feet

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Filtered light or full sun.  It is one of the few Brahea that tolerates filtered light.

General Description:

Blue green fan leaves, occasionally suckering, not a large palm, attractive and somewhat rare

Other Notes:

Are other native species of Brahea that are similar, differing in height and size

Further Data:

See Why Choose Fan Palms.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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