Fishtail palms are found from Cape York through SE Asia to China and India; they grow in rainforests of varying altitudes. The Australian Fishtail (Caryota albertii) is a climber and makes a good indoor palm. The Clustering Fishtail (Caryota mitis) is a spectacular palm for coastal Sydney and above in a protected place.
Kentia Palm Care for Pests and Other Issues. Plant diseases are rarely a problem with indoor grown palms. Under and over watering, along with insects and mites, are usually the main issues of these plants. There are a couple small-scale insects that attack palms: mealybugs and mites.
Gardeners seeking a palm tree specimen to accent the garden or home will want to know how to grow the pygmy date palm tree. Pygmy palm growing is relatively simple given suitable conditions, though pruning pygmy palm trees is sometimes necessary to keep its growth manageable, especially in smaller settings.