The species name 'mitis' comes from Latine and means 'unarmed'. The pulp of the fruit is caustic, handle with care.
Clustered Fishtail PalmScientific Name: Caryota mitis Lour.
Size: Up to 30 feet tall (9 m) Up to 5 feet in diameter
Min. Temperature: 26°F (-3°C)
Water Requirements: Regular to abundant water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Germination: 1 to 3 months to germinate in warm media, easy
8 to 10 light green leaves, with the characteristic fishtail shape leaflets.,
up to 9 feet long (2.5 m).
Trunk: clustering covered with fibers and remnants of leaf stalks. Underneath, the trung is grey, covered with a layer of wax.,
4 to 8 inches in diameter (10 to 20 cm).
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 12 inches.
Fruit: Dull red to black.
Seed: Dull gray.
Round with groves.
Each trunk dies after blooming, but is soon replaced by new growth from the clump.
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