The Caryota Mitis is an unusual plant and a maverick in its family, the palm tree. As a houseplant, it does not look much like it, but if you let it grow, its roots become recognisable. The plant originally comes from Southeast Asia, but nowadays it can be found in almost all tropical environments. A funny nickname for this plant is the fishtail palm. This is due to its somewhat unusual leaves, which look like the tail of a fish.
Care & tips Caryota Mitis - 90cm
The fishtail palm likes to have sufficient water. Make sure that the soil is always moist, but not soaked with water. Watering the leaves benefits the plant. It particularly likes to do this in winter when the air is a little drier, as the fishtail palm is after all a tropical plant.
Water requirements Caryota Mitis - 90cm
A characteristic of the palm family is that they like (a lot) of water. This fishtail palm likes the soil to be constantly moist. In summer, you can water the plant once every five days; in winter, this is considerably less and once every ten days is sufficient. Since this plant's growing season falls in summer, it also needs more water at this time of year.
Light requirements for Caryota Mitis - 90 cm
In terms of location, Caryota Mitis is not the most difficult of plants. This plant does well in a light, but also in a shady spot. In doubt about the location? The plant will tell you. If few new leaves appear on the plant, it is often too dark. If the leaves change colour, the plant is too light.
Is the Caryota Mitis - 90cm poisonous?
The Aspidistra Caryota Mitis is not poisonous and is therefore easy to combine with children and pets.
How is my Caryota Mitis - 90cm shipped?
This striking appearance is delivered in a grow pot. All our houseplants are shipped in specially designed boxes. The unique interior of the boxes ensures that the houseplants are firmly positioned in the box and cannot move around. Houseplants don't mind being in a dark box for a day. In this way, we ensure that your green friends are delivered to your home in top condition.
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