Beautiful, dark brown and gray, zebra-like striping on the petioles of this slow growing palm from New Guinea make it a standout in the landscape. The foliage is bipinnate and feathery, up to 10' long and 5' wide, with about 40 rows of wedge-shaped leaflets per leaf. Unlike other caryota palm, zebra fishtail palm requires partial or even full shade as a young plant; it will burn if planted in full sun. As plants get older and larger they can tolerate more direct sun exposure.
The fishtail (Caryota) palms in general are easy-to-grow in humid tropical or subtropical climates, needing only well-drained soil and full sun. They are not salt-tolerant and should not be used in seaside gardens. All fishtail palms are monocarpic, which means they will die immediately after flowering and fruiting occurs, although this often takes 20 years or more. Another characteristic of Caryota palms is their fruits are covered in calcium oxylate crystals. These oxylates are not only toxic to ingest, but a toxic skin irritant as well. The fruits should never be touched with bare skin, and preferably cut off as soon as they begin to form. Children and pets should be kept away from these dangerous fruits.
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