Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft. at 10 years
20-25 ft. at Maturity
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Caryota mitis
- Does Not Ship To:
Fine, Feathery Fronds Thrive on Neglect
Why Fishtail Palm Trees?
Redefined by its bi-pinnate leaves that look just like fishtail fins, the Fishtail Palm (aptly named) wows. Unlike regular palms’ feather-like fronds, the Fishtail Palm’s foliage is tightly organized in a herringbone fashion.
Its deep-green leaflets sprout from common points on each branch, are identical to each other and have full, feathery edges. This lends a one-of-a-kind look to the clumping, multi-stemmed Fishtail Palm, setting it apart from most other varieties you've seen.
Even better? It's cold hardy. The Fishtail Palm prefers temperatures above 55 degrees, but this steady-grower has no problem when the temperatures dip, and can even survive light frosts. This is significant because not all palm trees can tolerate the cold!
Basically, this sleek and hardy tree is tough and will withstand wind, drought, and prolonged periods without direct sunlight. It will do well all on its own, developing a lovely, semi-vase-shaped growth habit. Look no further for a palm that will bring warmth and interest into your space - without substantial upkeep.
Plus, the Fishtail Palm is a favorite container plant because it does so well indoors, needing little humidity. And studies have shown that shade trees like the Fishtail Palm not only cool the air around them but can also reduce heating bills 20 to 50% with their shade.
And since it’s shallow-rooted, the Fishtail does not need frequent re-potting. Water the plant regularly, place in well-draining soil, prune occasionally, and you’ll gain a one-of-a-kind, indoor palm tree with very little upkeep.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the best part is that we've planted, grown and shipped your Fishtail Palm with care, right from our nursery.
There's no need to visit a big box store to get your favorite plant or lug around a heavy container in your backseat. Everything you need - easy growth, lush green fronds, and a plant that thrives year after year - is just a click away.
Especially since our Fishtail Palm has been nurtured for months ahead of shipping, planted in nutrient-rich soil with care, and delivered directly to your home...hassle-free.
Order now—catch one of our Fishtail Palms before it's out of stock!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Wow! What a surprise when I received this beautiful tree. This was the best packing job I’ve ever received by any one. It was in perfect condition, not a leaf out of place or damaged. I ordered a 2-3 ft. & this one was more like 4 ft. I can’t thank you enough. Will definitely buy from you again.
Great, arrived on time very well packaged look forward to putting the tree outside. Bob Smith
Arrived on time, perfectly packaged and a great indoor plant!!
Excellent! My plant is thriving and beautiful!
Arrived healthy and lush; growing well!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: The Fishtail Palm grows best in full sun or partial shade (about 3 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). When grown in full sunlight (6+ hours of sunlight), it will usually require regular supplemental watering to keep the soil from drying out.
Choose a planting location with well-draining soil. The fishtail palm will grow in most soil types. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the tree’s root ball. Place the tree’s roots into the hole and gently spread out the roots. Add a mixture of organic matter to the soil around the tree’s roots and tamp the soil down to remove all air pockets. After planting, water the tree thoroughly.
If you're planting in a container, choose a pot that is at least two or three inches larger in diameter than the tree’s root system. Place the potted palm outdoors in bright, indirect sunlight or next to a south-facing window indoors so it receives adequate light.
2. Watering: Water the palm when the first two inches of soil dries out but do not let the soil completely dry. The tree only requires repotting when its roots start to emerge from the pot’s drainage holes.
When grown indoors, the tree does appreciate a weekly spritzing with water to increase the humidity around the tree and keep its fronds from drying out. The fishtail palm prefers an indoor humidity level of 50 percent or higher.
3. Fertilizing: Feed the palm monthly using liquid, all-purpose fertilizer. Follow the directions on the fertilizer for application ratios. It's usually a good idea to use the fertilizer right after watering to reduce the risk of root burn.
4. Pruning: Prune away damaged or dead fronds at ground level and discard. The palm rarely requires any trimming to maintain its looks.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 4-7 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|