Fishtail Palm Plant(Caryota Mitis) Care – How to Take Care & Grow Fishtail Palm Plant

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FACT FILE Fishtail Palm

ORIGIN Burma; Malaysia; Java; Philippines.
HEIGHT To 6ft/1.8m indoors.
POTTING MIX Soil-based.
REPOTTING Every other year, when the plant is starting into growth, move it into a pot one size larger until the maximum desired size is reached; the plant prefers to be slightly pot-bound.
PROPAGATION By sowing seed, in heat, during spring or summer; or by potting up offset divisions.
KEEPING PLANTS Move the palm outdoors in summer. It cannot be pruned and so should be discarded once it has outgrown its allotted space.
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Plant Care Fishtail Palm

  • Bright indirect sunlight.
  • Ideally, warm room temperature between 65°F/18°C at night and 85°F/29°C during the day.
  • Water thoroughly, but allow the surface of the soil to dry out before rewatering.
  • Increase humidity around the plant by standing the pot on a tray of moist pebbles.
  • Apply a weak liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks while growth is active.

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