Calamus caryotoides

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 Calamus caryotoides






Cold Hardiness: 

18 to 20, F.

Trunk type:


Leaf type:

Fishtail-type, with spiny petioles (leafstalks) and tendrils (whips).


Suckering (multiple trunks).


Likes moisture, filtered light

Speed of growth:

Slow when seedling, speeds up later.


to 20 feet, but usually smaller clumps.

Soil requirements:

Rich (high in organics and nutrients), good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Filtered light, although can take full sun in the Coastal areas. 

General Description:

When smaller, it is a very charming fishtail-type of rattan palm.  Prefers moist environment, but can tolerate drier conditions.

Other Notes:

Surprisingly cold hardy for a tropical appearing palm.  Difficult species as of late to find. 

Further Data:

See Spiny palms and Cold Hardy Palms, (Continued Page 2); Palms For Moderately Severe Cold Weather

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