Caryota Mitis Palm Trees
Caryota Mitis also known as Fish Tail Palm. Fish tail palm’s germinates quickly grows in to bushy shape. Good for interior adds. This clump-growing group of palms has medium green leaf blades which are divided into many
segments, each of which resembles the tail of a fancy goldfish. Rarely exceeding 25 feet in height,
a number of species of fishtail palms produce suckers from the base creating a very attractive specimen palm. Its
neat habit makes it ideal for use at poolside, in urns or other containers, and it is often seen in well-lit interiorscapes where its distinct form lends a tropical effect. It can be used as a house plant in large homes with
plenty of light.
well-drained and reasonably fertile. It has a moderate to rapid growth rate and should be located outdoors in
a sheltered location protected from cold. Unfortunately, the palm is susceptible to lethal yellowing disease. In
addition, it is monocarpic so a stem dies after it flowers. This stem must be removed to maintain a neat
appearance. There are a variety of other species grown in south Florida nurseries.
Propagation is by seeds or division.
Cold hadiness: Grows in Frost Free Climate. Warm temperate and tropical.
Maintenance: Easy to grow