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Caryota mitis 'Fishtail' Palm Tree
Caryota mitis 'Fishtail' Palm Tree

Caryota mitis 'Fishtail' Palm Tree

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Caryota mitis ‘Fishtail’ Palm 

Description: Caryota mitis, also known as the fishtail palm, is a clustering species with bipinnate leaves native to southeast Asia where it grows as an emergent palm in tropical rainforests. Fishtail palms typically form multi-stemmed clusters, up to 25 ft. high and 12 ft. wide. Each slender stem is topped with several bipinnate leaves that can reach 9 ft. in length. The light green leaflets are shaped like a fish's tail fin, hence the common name. Mature plants first begin flowering at the top of the stem. Subsequent flowering proceeds lower and lower down the stem. After the last flowering, the stem dies and should be removed. The clump will survive, however, and continue to produce more stems.

Culture: The fishtail palm thrives in full sun to part shade and will even tolerate full, but bright shade but should be kept out of the wind due to its shallow roots. C. mitis requires moist, well-draining soil. Best grown in USDA Zone 9b-10. It is not a hardy palm but can tolerate light frosts. Can survive heavy shade and is often used in interior plantings in commercial buildings.

Comments: The fishtail palm is a resilient palm that doesn’t require specialized knowledge to care for. It’s an easy to grow palm that makes a great houseplant or garden plant.

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Notes & Policies:
All plants are safely shipped in a sterile medium.
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Please do not place an order when extreme weather conditions or temperatures are likely.
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All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade; therefore, your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.
In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment of enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.
All seeds are from a proven viable source. All seeds are inspected and tested prior to dispatch. Germination rates are not quoted or guaranteed due to the use of various individual germination techniques. Typical germination rates provided on request.
Buyer assumes risks due to state agricultural regulations and bare root shipping.
Refund policy: If for any reason your order is incorrect or arrives in poor condition, we'll gladly issue a refund or make your order right. To be eligible, buyers must please send notification within (1) day of receiving your order describing the issue(s) accompanied by photos of the unaltered order in its original packing material.
Propagation is from seed unless another method is stated.
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Daniela & Dave
Let’s Grow Florida!

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