These little palm stems are some of the coolest botanicals we've seen in a while! They come from the flower of the Caryota mitis Palm, also known as the "Fishtail Palm." This palm is originally from Asia but now found in many other parts of the world, including South America. Ours are sourced from Asia, however. The stems have a remarkably flexible structure and a morphology that is surprisingly "spine-like!"
They vary in size from about 5 inches (12.7cm) to 8 inches (20.32cm) in length. They look amazing scattered about on the bottom of a botanical-style tank, and add that real "flooded forest floor" sort of look!
PREPARATION: Our recommendation is to boil them for about 20-30 minutes, then a quick soak in room temperature freshwater (we'll tell you overnight, but it's your call). They sink right to the bottom.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As these are natural products, expect variation in the appearance of the botanicals that you will receive.
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