Palms and cycads
These fan palms from Mexico are somewhat like the more familiar Washingtonias in appearance. Need some summer water in desert regions.
Plant is hardy to 18°F/–8°C. Grows slowly to 20–40 ft. tall, its top spreading 12–25 ft. Silvery blue, almost white leaves. Conspicuous creamy flowers. Takes heat and wind.Brahea brandegeei
The plant is hardy to 26°F/–3°C. Slow grower to 40 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide, with slender, flexible trunk. Trunk sheds leaves when old. Leaves are 3 ft. long, light gray-green.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...