Size: Up to 60 feet (18 m)
Min. Temperature: 28°F (-2°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Origin: India, southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia
Germination: Easy germination in 2 to 6 weeks when fresh.
20 to 25 leaves, very dark green top, silvery bottom, erect,
up to 12 meters long.
Trunk: Covered with black fibers and spines.,
15 to 20 inches in diameter (40 to 50 cm).
Flower: Showy yellow flowers. As most of the Caryotas and Arengas, after the tree finishes blooming, it dies.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, much longer than the leaves.
1.5 inches in diameter (4 cm).
round to oval, containing generally 3 seeds, takes over one year to ripen.