Common name: Blue palm, Mexican blue palm
Family: Arecaceae, Palmaceae
Origin: North America, Mexico
Height at maturity: 5 meters
Plant type: palm
Flower color: white
Soil type: light and draining
Watering: normal without excess
Use: isolated, veranda, pot or tray
Diseases and pests: spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The blue palm is one of the most beautiful cold hardy palms. It easily resists down to -10°C and can survive down to -14°C.
It is cultivated in all botanical gardens for its crown formed of 25 to 30 leaves measuring 70 to 120 cm of almost blue color carried by a very robust stipe (trunk).
Flowering occurs from June to September, it is distinguished by long inflorescences up to 6 meters. The flowers are very numerous and ivory white in color.
The fruits are globose, measuring 2 cm in diameter, of a shiny brown color, they each contain a seed.
Attention, although resistant to cold this palm does not like winter humidity, it is imperative to plant it in a very draining substrate.