Brahea armata (Mexican blue fan palm)

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These detailed care notes will help you maintain your Brahea Armata plant and allow it to grow to its full potential. Here you will find advice on where to locate your plant, what and how often to feed/water it as well as information on caring for your plant through the cold winter months.

With our Mexican Fan Palm care notes you can also find out more about the common pests and diseases that can affect this plant and also, how best to prune your plant to the desired size and shape. If you have any further questions about caring for your Bamboo then feel free to send us a message.

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    This plant loves a hot sunny south facing position to help improve the growth and retain a strong blue colouration. The hotter the better!

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  • Feeding Open Close

    Feed occasionally in the growing season with a good fertiliser.

  • Pruning Open Close

    Remove any naturally occuring brown leaves which develop, cut these off with a pruning saw back to the trunk.

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    Does best in a free draining rich soil. Will also tolerate a poor dry soil.

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    Be careful not to over water, let the compost dry out in between waterings. We find it beneficial to water containerised plants around the roots rather from above, try not to wet the trunk excessively.

  • Pests and Diseases Open Close

    None to note.

  • Winter Care Open Close

    Keep dry in the winter. When established will be hardy to -10C, may need some protection for the first winter in the ground.