Caryota maxima
Giant Mountain Fishtail palm

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 Caryota maxima (No) photo





Malaysia to Indonesia, mountain areas

Cold Hardiness: 

Uncertain, probably near 32, F.

Trunk type:

Single, some light fiber.

Leaf type:

Bipinnate and fishtail.


Solitaire, (single trunk).


Average in the right area.  Quick growing.

Speed of growth:



Very tall, perhaps approaching 100 feet

Soil requirements:

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A true "giant" of a palm.  

Other Notes:

Rare to cultivation but sometimes available

Further Data:

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