Dwarf Mexican Fan Palm

Zones: 8b to 10b, guessing

Height: 72″ tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5″ pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Considered the hardiest of the genus Brahea, this rare endemic palm hails from the alkaline Sierra Madre Orientale Mountains in northeastern Mexico where it’s endangered thanks to the abundance of hungry goats. Brahea decumbens is ridiculously slow growing and any nurseryman who even tries to grow it commercially needs his head examined. Eventually, the immature green leaves turn a beautiful silvery grey and adorn the 6′ tall x 10′ wide specimen that, with age, develops creeping (decumbent) trunks…much like a blue-leaf Serenoa repens.