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Fishtail Palm

Caryota spp.

Fishtail Palm, Caryota spp. Description

Height: 15-25 feet (4.5-7.6 meters)
Spread: 10-15 feet (3.0-4.5 meters)
Leaf: 4-8 inches (10-20 cm)
Range: Not native to North America (USDA Hardiness Zones 10B through 11 - extreme southern Florida; and extreme southern California.)

General Care Tips

Fishtail Palms grow in a variety of sun and shade conditions. Trees tolerate a variety of well-drained, fertile soils. Prune sparingly but remove a stem after it flowers. Avoid damaging lower trunk and roots.

Things to Watch For

Insect pests include red spider mites and scales. The Fishtail palm is very vulnerable to lethal yellowing disease.