Caryota mitis, Fish Tail Palm. Caryota mitis variegata
Caryota mitis variegata

Caryota mitis

Fish Tail Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: S-E Asia, Australia, Solomon Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like plant

The best-known and perhaps prettiest of the genus, this is a clustering species with leaflets shaped like fishes tails. It is tolerant of low light, and requires lots of water at all times of the year. This, together with an occasional feed, will ensure its good health. Good interior palm.

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