Plant Profile

Arenga hookeriana

(ah-REN-gah) (hook-ehr-ee-AHN-ah)

Hooker Fishtail Palm

Subfamily Coryphoideae

Tribe Caryoteae

No Subtribe

A much sought after, clustering dwarf palm from peninsular Thailand and Malaysia with very large, entire leaves with jagged edges. It makes a prized ornamental for pots, indoors, or planted in the undergrowth of the warm temperate or tropical garden. (

“The native range of this species is Peninsula Thailand to N. Peninsula Malaysia. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens