Ravenea rivularis

Majesty Palm

A perfect feature plant in a conservatory or large indoor space, the Majesty Palm has an upright habit when young, making it an interesting alternative to the Kentia Palm.

Over time, the palm forms a stout grey trunk, slightly swollen at the bottom. The crown of large green leaves arches out gracefully, lending a touch of the tropics.

Origin: Madagascar
Genus: Ravenea
Species / Cultivar: rivularis
Common Name: Majesty Palm
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Cacti and Succulent Mix
Enjoys a drier soil with a high ratio of drainage material.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold draughts and heat sources.
Maintenance: Moderate
This plant has specific requirements. Incorrect care can quickly lead to signs of distress.
Eventual Height: 5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 3m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.

Did you know?

It is believed that fewer than 900 plants exist in its native environment.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

As the Latin name suggests, these palms naturally occur along rivers and streams so they appreciate adequate moisture in the soil. That said, be careful not to let them sit in water, particularly during the colder months.

Although they can get large, keeping them in pots does slow down their growth.

Mist regularly if they are in a dry environment. Do not place them close to heat sources such as radiators as they do not like warm, dry air.

Responds well to regular feeding with a palm fertiliser from April to September.


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