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. These plants are poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.
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 flower stalk emerges from the tip of the trunk once the tree matures and it blooms in stages over the course of several years. Fishtail Palm requires a little more care than some other palms.