Fish Tail Palm (Caryota mitis)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Fish Tail Palm (Caryota mitis)
Mature Height 20-30 feet
Mature Width 12-15 feet
Spacing 15-20 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-75°F
Watering Needs Moderate (twice a week)
Growth Rate 2-3 feet/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with bright, indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Late spring to early summer
Origin Native to Sri Lanka and South India

How to Grow:

The Fish Tail Palm prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can scorch the leaves. Water regularly but allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

Care Tips:

To keep your Fish Tail Palm healthy, fertilize once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Prune any dead or damaged leaves to promote healthy growth.


The Fish Tail Palm is a great addition to any home or office, adding a touch of tropical beauty to any space. It can also be used as a decorative accent in weddings and special events.

Planting Tips:

When planting your Fish Tail Palm, make sure to choose a pot with good drainage and fill it with a well-draining potting mix. The plant can be propagated by dividing the root ball or by planting seeds.


To keep your Fish Tail Palm looking its best, wipe the leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust and debris. Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites and scale insects, which can be controlled with insecticidal soap.

Pests and Diseases:

Common pests that can affect the Fish Tail Palm include spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs. These can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil. The plant is also susceptible to root rot if overwatered, so make sure to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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