Caryota mitis, the Fishtail Palm, is a tree that originates from tropical rain forests of South-East Asia. It grows up to 9 meters high for 5 meters wide.
The trunk is formed of multiple dense stems that can reach 9 meters high for 10 cm wide. The palms are dressed and measure up to 2.5 meters long. The leaves have a special shape that recalls a fish flippers. The foliage is evergreen and very dense. The palm blooms all year long. It produces small yellow flowers. It also produces red fruits, growing in grapes, that are toxic.
Hardiness zones 9-11 in winter. This palm tolerates well enough cold temperatures and badly drained soils. Under -2°C, the foliage is affected. It prefers a humid and hot or tempered climate.
Keep your plant in a room or glasshouse where the temperature averages 10°C. Its environment has to be fresh. Water every 2 or 3 days in order to keep the soil humid. Good lighting is necessary, without direct sun.