Plant Care Majesty Palm
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Majesty Palm

4.2 out of 5 (74 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 Los Angeles, California.

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 Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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Growing Majesty Palm in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Majesty Palm in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 21st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently medium 👌.

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 Los Angeles, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.7% ☀️

October 21st, 2021

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 28.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.5 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Majesty Palm in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

October 21st, 2021

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours o…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Majesty Palm thrive 🌿!

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 Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 21st, 2021

The growing potential in Los Angeles is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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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
Sunlight Needs
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Propagation
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 Los Angeles, California, 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 42
Majesty Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 33
Majesty Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 32
Majesty Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 21
Majesty Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 16
Majesty Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Majesty Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Majesty Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Cierracarty avatar
@Cierracarty
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 302 XP
globe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/07/2021

Easy to grow with proper care!

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Ofmiceandmaggie avatar
@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
Divinetreasures avatar
@Divinetreasures
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 679 XP
globe Biloxi, Mississippi
09/20/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Chieffbaby5 avatar
@Chieffbaby5
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 192 XP
globe Atlanta, Georgia
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
Lskwierc avatar
@Lskwierc
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 97 XP
globe Rock Spring, Georgia
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
Alyson avatar
@Alyson
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe Saint Charles, Missouri
07/11/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Coloradokris avatar
@Coloradokris
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 783 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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Thebeeguy avatar
@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
Hannahbanana921 avatar
@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
Tea_tree_soil avatar
@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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Medhatter avatar
@Medhatter
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,315 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
Cucumba avatar
@Cucumba
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
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
Bdvbe avatar
@Bdvbe
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 589 XP
globe Medford, Massachusetts
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
Indy avatar
@Indy
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Mobile, Alabama
05/22/2021

browns even if you mist it every day:(

Browns easily Browns easily
N.atalyndonaghy avatar
@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
Kalifornia avatar
@Kalifornia
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 212 XP
globe Jefferson City, Missouri
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, Virginia
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
Skylerdean avatar
@Skylerdean
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 335 XP
04/06/2021

this plant adds so much green and character to my living space. i love it. it grows to a decent size and seems to be a survivor! definitely recommend.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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