Caryota obtusa

Common Name Giant Fishtail Palm
Type of Plant Palm

Sometimes synonymous with Caryota gigas, this palm's genealogy is currently under debate in the scientific world. Native to Thailand, this palm can reach a spread of 18 feet and a height of over 50 feet in habitat. This bipinnate palm can be expected to reach full height in only 25 years- which is also its average lifespan, given that it is monocarpic.

Requirements Preferring moist, rich soil, this palm thrives in full sun even before maturation. Growing most often in Thailand, China and Indonesia, this palm grows well in humid conditions and should be watered regularly.
Country of Origin Thailand, China, Indonesia
Cold Tolerance 27
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Medium
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