Himalaya Fishtail Palm
Scientific Name: Caryota himalaya
Caryota himalaya

Size: Up to 20 feet tall (6 m)
Min. Temperature: 30F (-1C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Himalaya mountains, India
Germination: 4 months to 1 year to germinate in warm media, easy
Leaf: Bipinnate, Dark green, 9 feet.
Trunk: clustering N/A, Gray, smooth with leaf scars,
Flower: Cream. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 12 inches.
Fruit: Dull red. 3/4 inches. round.
Seed: Dull gray. Round with groves.

This palm tree can be found in the himalaya foothills, in places like Darjeeling or Kathmandu. They are cold resistant in winter, and do not need much heat in summer. They seem to be a form of C. urens.

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