Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant

Caryota gigas

Thai Mountain Giant
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: China, Thailand
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunKeep soil moistOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like plant

Caryota gigas is the largest of the Fishtail palms is prized for its ornamental foliage. It is a welcome sight in many gardens and landscapes where a big tree is desired. The Thai Mountain Giant can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 F.

In order to get the most beautiful, lush foliage, the Caryota gigas should be grown in full sun or semi-shade. It is important to keep the soil moist as the palm will wilt when overly dry. The Thai Mountain Giant is relatively easy to maintain. It is recommended that once a month you should apply a slow-release fertilizer, as well as a feed with a higher concentrate of potassium and magnesium. With the right care, the Caryota gigas can grace your garden with its lush foliage and stunning yellow blooms.

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Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant
Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant

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