Fishtail Palm Plant

Caryota mitis

If you love indoor palm plants but are getting tired of the usual ones like the Bamboo Palm or Neantheabella Palm, it’s time to try a Fishtail Palm. A Fishtail Palm, native to Indonesia, Asia, and the South Pacific, is a large plant that even as a houseplant or office plant can grow as tall as 6-10 ft. tall and 3-5 ft wide. A Fishtail Palm has fan shaped fronds with bipinate smaller leaves. This means that there is a main leaf stem on a Fishtail Palm but the leaves come off of a secondary stem. The leaves of a Fishtail Palm have jagged edges and are shaped like the tail of a fish. A Fishtail Palm requires a little more care than some other palms, but you’ll love its exotic look.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants