Caryota Mitis - Fishtail Palm

Caryota Mitis - Fishtail Palm

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Height: 120cm

Pot diameter: 27cm

 

Fishtail palms are found from Cape York through SE Asia to China and India; they grow in rainforests of varying altitudes.  Their leaves create beautiful silhouettes and they are perfect plants to effortlessly create a jungle feel. 

 

These palms can thrive in full or partial sunlight making it possible for you to place them beside or near taller palms or trees. They are also an ideal indoor plant because of their ability to grow with only moderate sun exposure.

 

 

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Fishtail palms are found from Cape York through SE Asia to China and India; they grow in rainforests of varying altitudes.  The Australian Fishtail (Caryota albertii) is a climber and makes a good indoor palm. The Clustering Fishtail (Caryota mitis) is a spectacular palm for coastal Sydney and above in a protected place. When one trunk dies after seeding (as they do) there are lots more in its place.

Fishtail palms are wonderful additions to any garden or living space that can add a tropical island feel effortlessly. The leaves of the plant have jagged-edges that look like fins and fishtails, hence the name.

The Fishtail palms on average grow 6 to 8 metres tall and grow at a moderate pace if given the optimum environment. The Caryota cumingii grows to about 12 metres and the Caryota maxima grows to 30 metres.  The Caryota no is also a giant amongst Fishtails growing to 25 metres and suited to tropical lowlands. These three probable do not make the best indoor plants.

Maintaining a Fishtail palm is relatively easy but can be time consuming. Here are some specifics on the basic requirements of this plant.

Sunlight

These palms can thrive in full or partial sunlight making it possible for you to place them beside or near taller palms or trees. They are also an ideal indoor plant because of their ability to grow with only moderate sun exposure.

To give this plant the best living conditions though, give it enough indirect sunlight exposure especially during the early morning and late afternoon. If you're growing it as an indoor plant, occasionally take it outside for air, cleaning and sunlight.

 

If you're growing the Fishtail palm in a warmer climate, do not let the palm dry out as it will begin shedding leaves. The Fishtail also loves humidity. Simulate humidity by misting the leaves with lukewarm water every day or use a humidifier. Low humidity can cause the plant to yellow and slow down its growth.

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