Braha. Sp Super Silver.

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Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by jungle jas » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi all. Any one growing this Braha or know how cold hardy it is? Will it stand the damp as I know it grows in the deserts in Mexico. I am thinking of buying some seed or should I not bother? Thanks.
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Re: Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by redsquirrel » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:03 pm

go for it,ive had a few growing from seed,(only one left as i killed the rest) they are a great colour even when tiny,
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Re: Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:37 pm

After one of these as well, Jas.

Saw some at a favourite nursery on Gran Canaria distributed by Canarius. I could only bring back five subjects and this wasn't one of them. I already have a mature armata so this could wait till next year, or if I am too impatient I may have them sent when Canarius resumes dispatching.

They certainly are a brilliant silver colour and I'm keen to compare this to the armata.


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Re: Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:43 pm

I got 2 seedlings from Canarius earlier this year and they are doing really well.

They've both but out 2 split leaves and have 3rd spears ready to unroll.

I wouldn't say they are particularly slow considering they were both repotted when I got them and have not stopped pushing out leaves.

I've kept them well watered and used Miracle Gro Pour n Feed every 2 weeks.

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Re: Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by jungle jas » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:07 pm

Thanks lads, I will give it a go.Regards Jas. icon_thumright
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Re: Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by Ste » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:20 pm

Sorry to go off topic but you's mention they are a great colour even when small. How do they compare colourwise with the princeps? Are they similar colour or is this better? Thanks.


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Re: Braha. Sp Super Silver.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:59 pm

Princeps are blue, these are silver :lol:

If you've seen the underside of Princeps leaves then imagine that depth of colour crossed with a Brahea Armata and you're quire close.

There's pics of my seedlings on my blog somewhere.

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