Caryota gigas
Indian fishtail palm

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 Caryota gigas





S E Asia, India to China

Cold Hardiness: 

Low 20's, F

Trunk type:


Leaf type:






Speed of growth:



Domestically in So Cal to about 40 feet

Soil requirements:

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

Over time, considered the same as C. gigas.  Very thick trunked Fishtail Palm that is a quick grower and has large, gorgeous leaves.  It creates a fair amount of shade and has a trunk at least 2 feet or more in diameter.  Give it lots of room to grow.  

Other Notes:

Compared to C. urens, thicker trunk and not as tall.  Leaves longer than urens.  Also known as Caryota gigas and "Thai Mountain Giant"

Further Data:

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