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Caryota:
Caryota gigas
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Caryota gigas

Common name: Fishtail
Native to: Thailand
Mature height: 60'
Mature spread: 20'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: bipinnate fishtail
Caryota gigas

photo by: Dan Sekella
Lakeside Palmetum
Oakland

Description:

This tree is monocarpic which means that it will flower and bear fruit only once, then die.


Caryota gigas

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dale Motiska Garden
Vacaville
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: fast
Sunlight: gradual
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 26 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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