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Caryota mitis

Clustered Fishtail Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

CARYOTA

These Southeast Asian natives are feather palms with huge, finely divided leaves made up of leaflets flattened and split at tips like fish tails. Plant in humus-rich soil that provides good drainage. Individual trunks die after flowering, which may not occur for 20 to 25 years.

Caryota mitis

Slow grower to 10–40 ft. tall, spreading 10–22 ft. Basal offshoots eventually form clustered trunks. Foliage is light green. Very tender; thrives only in ideal environment.

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