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Fishtail Palm
Scientific Name: Caryota rumphiana Lour.
Synonym:
Family: Arecaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 23-25
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, grow in container or protect

Sun Exposure: Partial shade in Phoenix

Origin: India, Sri Lanka, to Australia

Growth Habits: Fast growing

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds germinate easily, division, suckers


The Fishtail Palm is worth trying in Phoenix, in a shaded, more humid part of your garden.

Blooming Habits:
Flowers appears first at the highest leaf level and then keep appearing lower. The trunk dies when it finishes blooming. More stems appear from the clump.

Fruiting Habits:
Fruit contains oxalic acid, and is toxic if ingested, they also need to be handled with care since the juice can burn the skin. By contrast, the seed is edible.


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