Plant Care Majesty Palm

Majesty Palm

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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.

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 maximize the potential for growth.

Majesty Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Majesty Palm in your home 🏡.

🪴 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.

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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!


💦 Water Needs

Majesty Palm prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Majesty Palm Water Frequency →

Majesty Palm Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Majesty Palm requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Majesty Palm Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Majesty Palm is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Majesty Palm Toxicity to Cats →

Majesty Palm Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Majesty Palm doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Majesty Palm Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Majesty Palm does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Majesty Palm →


💩 Fertilizer

Majesty Palm should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Majesty Palm →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Majesty Palm to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Majesty Palm is native to Madagascar and Comoros.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Majesty Palm bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Majesty Palm Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Majesty Palm grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Majesty Palm →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Majesty Palm can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9b-11a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Majesty Palm Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Majesty Palm can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Majesty Palm →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Majesty Palm, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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 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
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12/12/2021

It’s really good app to water plants

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10/31/2021

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

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10/07/2021

Easy to grow with proper care!

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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.

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09/20/2021

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

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08/10/2021

Strong survivalist plant. Intermittent watering. Love her..

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07/14/2021

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

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07/11/2021

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

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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.

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06/15/2021

I mean it just looks cool on the patio

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

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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!

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

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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

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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.

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05/22/2021

browns even if you mist it every day:(

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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

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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

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05/03/2021

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

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