Caryota urens species is a solitary-trunked tree that measure up to 12 m (39 ft) in height and up to 30 cm (12 in) wide. Widely spaced leaf-scar rings cover its gray trunk which culminate in a 6 m (20 ft) wide, 6 m tall leaf crown.
Common name: Caryota urens Color: green Bloom time: mid summer Height: 3 m (9.8 ft) Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care When these palms grow to reach 20 , they start producing flowers at the top of the trunk with subsequent flowers produced lower and lower on the trunk. When the lowest flower blooms, the tree dies.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Before you get started, dust your grill grates with oil or cooking spray to keep food from sticking.
Be sure to let the grates come to temperature before you begin cooking.
Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring
Special Feature: This species is called kithul (කිතුල්) in Sri Lanka. It is the source of kithul treacle, a liquid jaggery. Use Ornamental use:
Caryota urens is cultivated as an ornamental tree, and planted in gardens and parks in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
It is also used as an interior and houseplant when smaller.
Note: Luckily, plants are deer-resistant, so they might help keep nearby flowers from being eaten.