Plant Care Majesty Palm

Majesty Palm

4.2 out of 5 (83 experiences)

Majesty Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Majesty Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

About Majesty Palm

The majesty palm earns its name, growing over 100 feet tall in its native Madagascar. There they grow along riverbanks and lagoons, but indoors they bring an air of the tropics to any space. Though popular as a houseplant, they are considered near threatened in the wild with only 900 individuals remaining. 🌴

Taxonomy

Ravenea rivularis
Ravenea
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Majesty Palm

Water

How often to water your Majesty Palm

Water needs for Majesty Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Majesty Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Majesty Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Majesty Palm in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Majesty Palm in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Majesty Palm in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Majesty Palm in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will decrease by 32.5% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 32.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Majesty Palm in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 29th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Majesty Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Majesty Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Majesty Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Majesty Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Majesty Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Majesty Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Majesty Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Majesty Palm

Nutrient needs for plant Majesty Palm in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 27th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Majesty Palm is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Majesty Palm

Majesty Palm

Majesty Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Majesty Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 47
Majesty Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 36
Majesty Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 35
Majesty Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Majesty Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Majesty Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Majesty Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Garam avatar
@Garam
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 238 XP
globe Edgewater, NJ
12/12/2021

It’s really good app to water plants

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@Lifewithbrey
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 3,373 XP
10/31/2021

I can’t get it to grow, but it also won’t die.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Cierracarty
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 448 XP
globe Philadelphia, PA
10/07/2021

Easy to grow with proper care!

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Ofmiceandmaggie
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 41 XP
09/26/2021

Likes lots of humility and moist soil! Old leaves will drop as new ones grow. Mine started to thrive when I put it right over a humidifier. A little tricky to care for as the leaves will brown if overwatered or too much sun.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Divinetreasures
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 1,890 XP
globe Lebanon, TN
09/20/2021

Just got her and can’t wait to see her grow.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Chieffbaby5
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 224 XP
globe Atlanta, GA
08/10/2021

Strong survivalist plant. Intermittent watering. Love her..

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Lskwierc
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 97 XP
globe Rock Spring, GA
07/14/2021

A hearty plant the that takes a wide amount of space. I find it is happiest close to a window.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Alyson
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Saint Charles, MO
07/11/2021

Easy to take care of just as long as you water it enough

Survivor Survivor
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@Modernjam
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 2,042 XP
07/07/2021

browns easily

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@Coloradokris
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 1,315 XP
06/16/2021

I bought Neil via the Internet and he arrived in mediocre shape with a lot of crushed leaves and one stalk. He looked like he was making a decent recovery until my two usually well-mannered puppies dug him up out of the pot. It was a disaster and all but one stalk was damaged. Upon pruning the destroyed parts, I discovered he had small white webs forming everywhere. I washed him all over lightly with a very diluted dish soap. He is hanging in there and I’m shocked at how resilient he is. It’s going to be a long road but I’m hoping to help him recover and flourish.

Survivor Survivor
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@Thebeeguy
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 549 XP
06/15/2021

I mean it just looks cool on the patio

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Hannahbanana921
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 201 XP
06/07/2021

Needs lots of indirect sunlight. Keep away from excessive heat.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Tea_tree_soil
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 275 XP
06/05/2021

this guyyyyy has been holding on by a thread since I got her over a year ago, but i love it. my cat likes to munch on her, i forget to water her, and there are never more than two branches but she keeps me on my toes!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Medhatter
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,688 XP
06/03/2021

Grows best with consistent bright light (shaded if direct) and prefers 50% or more ambient humidity to thrive! 🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Cucumba
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Dallas, TX
06/01/2021

These do great indoors if you have a room that stays kinda warm throughout the year and have light But as u see Mine is so crispy because i left it out in the sun for 3 days💀 trying to get the leaf spike to grow so DO NOT put it in direct sunlight

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Bdvbe
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 589 XP
globe Medford, MA
05/26/2021

I keep a humidifier nearby for it and try to give it as much sun as possible. It’s growing well and browning less but without enough water and humidity the tips will brown and dry out.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Indy
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Mobile, AL
05/22/2021

browns even if you mist it every day:(

Browns easily Browns easily
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@N.atalyndonaghy
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 539 XP
05/15/2021

You have to baby this plant if you really want it to grow and you’ll buy it when your poor thinking it’ll be easy to do but it need to be repotted so bad and the next size up is wayyyy out of your price range everywhere you go

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Kalifornia
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 230 XP
globe Jefferson City, MO
05/10/2021

It creates so much volume it’s an amazing statement piece. Figuring out the watering schedule was a little tricky but observing and making sure pests in the soil are taken care of can really help out. I recommend it but do a little research first

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Ka avatar
@Ka
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Manassas, VA
05/03/2021

It can survive inside or outside, we kept it all year and it was still doing fairly well!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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