Fish Tail Fern



The fishtail fern is a shade-loving plant. It is an excellent hanging basket plant and it does well outdoors too.

  • What makes it special:
    A beautiful addition to interior space
  • Air purifier plant.
  • Shade-loving plant
Sr Item name
1 Fish Tail Fern – Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Fishtail palm is a fast-growing feather palm that makes a beautiful addition to the landscape. It has a gray trunk (grows to about 30 ) that is covered by regularly spaced leaf scar rings.

This large fern variety has fronds up to 3 feet long that are less petulant and lighter green color than the parent species. Its pinnae (leaflets) tips are once or twice forked like a fish’s tail giving an unusual appearance.

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Common Name Fishtail Palm, Jaggery Palm, Toddy Palm, Wine Palm
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 3 feet
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


Refer to our Beginners garden guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.



Keep the plant in indirect bright sunlight or partial sunlight.

The fishtail fern survives in the outer as well as in the indoor condition, just to protect from the harsh sunlight.



Use nutrient-rich, well-drained, well-aerated, and porous potting mix.



Water a plant when the topsoil in the pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.

Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.

Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.


Application of Fertilizer:

Apply fertilizer to a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.

Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots so the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.



When a plant outgrows the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.

Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.

For the re-potting procedure click here


Plant Protection:

Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.

For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Fish Tail Fern Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it.

Do not overwater them suddenly.

Check the moisture in the soil. If it is too dry then apply water gently.

Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to a more bright location.

Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.


Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:

Sunlight Indirect bright light or Morning sunlight at least 3 to 4 hours
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 25 to 40 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Fish Tail Fern Special Feature

This plant has a leaf shape that resembles the lower fin of a fish.

Fish Tail Fern Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It makes an excellent hanging as well as a pot plant


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