Caryota mitis
Fishtail palm, Burmese fishtail palm, Suckering Fishtail

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Southeast Asia and India

Cold Hardiness: 

Approximately 28, F.

Trunk type:

Suckering (multiple trunk).

Leaf type:

Bipinnate and fishtail


Suckering (single trunk).



Speed of growth:

Medium, not as fast as single trunk species.


to 25 feet or slightly taller in tropical areas.  Some "varieties" are much shorter.

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Filtered or possibly full sun in some areas.

General Description:

A handsome suckering trunk fishtail that is not as tall.  Are varieties that don't get over 5 feet, others quite tall.  After blossoming, any given trunk dies but is replaced by surviving trunks.

Other Notes:

Used as an interior palm in homes and projects.  In most areas outside does not like full sun.

Further Data:

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