Caryota Mitis. Clustering Fishtail Palm.
The Caryota Mitis is a really beautiful palm with a very distinct appearance. Dense clustering stems have rich green leaves composed of unusual triangular shaped leaflets with serrated edges resembling a fish tail, hence its common name of 'Fishtail Palm'. With an upright rather than spreading growth habit it is perfect as a houseplant if space is limited or also great for growing in conservatories or atriums. Can be grown outside during the Summer months.
Latin Name: Caryota Mitis.
Common Name: Clustering Fishtail Palm. Burmese Fishtail Palm. Fishtail Palm.
Native to: Asia. Southern China.
Hardiness: Frost tender. Houseplant. Can be grown outside during Summer.
Growth: Clustering palm. Relatively fast growing if conditions are good. Rich green leaves triangular leaflets with serrated edges. Upright growth habit.
Sunlight: Bright indirect light.
Soil: Well drained
Moisture: Keep lightly moist. Allow top 2 inches of soil to dry before re-watering. Likes humidity so a pebble tray can be used. Mist leaves every few days.
Feeding: Feed once every month throughout Spring and Summer.