Fish Tail Fern - Plant
Description for Fish Tail Fern
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. Toddy palm has a leaf shape that resembles the lower fin of a fish.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Fishtail Palm, Jaggery Palm, Toddy Palm, Wine Palm||Purple||summer,||20 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
plant grow best in locations with direct sun (6 to 8 hours per day); they prefer long, hot summers to flower well.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||70- 80 F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Fish Tail Fern
- While the plant is small, water around the root zone, about 3 to 4 in. from the plant. To protect the plant, it may help to put snail or slug bait around the ste
Typical uses of Fish Tail Fern
Special features: producing flowers at the top of the trunk with subsequent flowers produced lower and lower on the trunk. When the lowest flower blooms, the tree dies. Flowers are long plait like bunches hanging down. Toddy palm is an Asian species that grows from India to Burma and on the island country of Sri Lanka.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.