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Caryota mitis

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Here we have the clumping caryota known as species mitis. Used in many gardens as a screen or to give that tropical feel, the fishtail grows in tropical to sub tropical locations and when given plenty of nitrogen fertiliser, will be quite green. Lack of fertiliser will cause the leaves to appear yellow. Remember to wear garden gloves to handle seeds due to the crystalline calcium oxylate raphides.