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Fishtail Palm, Caryota Palms - Plant

Fishtail palms are wonderful additions to any garden or living space.


About Fishtail Palm

Interesting Fact: The leaves of the plant have jagged-edges that look like fins and fishtails, hence the name.Fishtail palms are wonderful additions to any garden or living space. It can add a tropical island feel effortless.


Caryota palms are bipinnate palms, the only palms that have this sort of leaf anatomy. This more complex leaf arrangement makes for some of the most dramatic and beautiful of all the palm leaves. Each leaflet of a Caryota palm is somewhat triangular in shape, sort of the shape of a fish s tail. Hence the name fish-tail palm.


Plant Specifications

Plant Height 30 inch (76 cm)
Plant Spread 8 inch (20 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Fishtail palm, Caryota Palms
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Year-round
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care



  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be re-potted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.
  • Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil feels dry to touch.
  • Appy the fertilizer during monsoon and the spring season.


    Fishtail Palm Care

    Fishtail palms can be propagated from seed. To sprout seed, keep it warm and moist in a small pot for 6-8 months. This plants can be propagated using suckers from the base of the mother plant.

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Any good soil mix that is well drained.
    Temperature 25 to 40 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Fishtail Palm Special Feature

    The close resemblance of their foliage to a fish’s tail

    Fishtail Palm Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used as the ornamental plant