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A picture of a Hesper Palm

Hesper Palm

Brahea spp.

Also known as

Fan palm, Soya, Rock palm

Brahea calcarea by Scott Zona (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size




More images of Hesper Palm

A Brahea species with green fan-shaped foliage
A photo of Hesper Palm
A Brahea armata palm tree with fan-shaped leaves
A Brahea palm tree growing in a garden
A Brahea armata fan palm in the wild

Hesper Palm Overview

Brahea is a genus of around 11 single-stemmed palm species typically grown for their impressive fan-shaped foliage. They come from Mexico and Central America and can produce dense plumes of feathery yellow flowers. These plants make good specimen trees in warm climates.

Common problems with Hesper Palm

Special features of Hesper Palm

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hesper Palm

Specimen trees


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