Wodyetia is native to Queensland Australia and the only species is the bifurcata. The common name “Foxtail” is derived from the appearance of its leaves. “Bifurcata” is derived from the Latin meaning of “divided in two parts” in reference to the pattern of the fibers on the seeds.
Light: Full sun but can handle some shade
Water: Let dry down 10–20%
Toxicity: Reported to be toxic to humans (unlike other palms)
Habit / SIze: At maturity they can reach 20–30’ tall in their native environment
Named after an Australian aboriginal man who brought it to the world’s attention in 1978
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.