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 Height||30 inch (76 cm)|
|Plant Spread||8 inch (20 cm)|
|Common Name||Fishtail palm, Caryota Palms|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 20 feet|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
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|
|Soil||Any good soil mix that is well drained.|
|Temperature||25 to 40 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
The close resemblance of their foliage to a fish’s tail