How to care for your Caryota Mitis?
Perferable place your Caryota Mitis in some indirect light. Alternatively a spot with semi-shade will also do, but the plant might not grow very quickly.
Watering your Caryota Mitis about once every other week in the growing season is fine. It’s best to let the soil dry out for the most part before watering again. In the winter time the plant will do into dormancy and watering is only needed about once every 3 or 4 weeks.
Caryota Mitis originates from the tropical areas in South East Asia. Therefore it is recommended to have the humidity up around 60% – 70%. With a lower humidity the leaves can crisp up.
In the summer months you can fertilize your plant. In the colder and winter months no fertiliser is needed. Please always check the instructions on your own fertiliser if it has other care instructions.
Caryota are not very fast growing plants. Therefore repotting regularly is not necessary. A repot once every two years should be the minimum.
The Caryota Mitis is considered not toxic to animals or humans.