Plant Care Rhaphidophora decursiva

Rhaphidophora decursiva

4.9 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Rhaphidophora decursiva has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Rhaphidophora decursiva has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Rhaphidophora 'Dragon Tail'


Rhaphidophora decursiva

How to care for Rhaphidophora decursiva


How often to water your Rhaphidophora decursiva

Water needs for Rhaphidophora decursiva
0.5 cups
every 9

Rhaphidophora decursiva 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 Rhaphidophora decursiva

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Rhaphidophora decursiva in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rhaphidophora decursiva: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rhaphidophora decursiva may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Rhaphidophora decursiva

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rhaphidophora decursiva: 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 Rhaphidophora decursiva after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Rhaphidophora decursiva

Rhaphidophora decursiva

Rhaphidophora decursiva

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Rhaphidophora decursiva has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Rhaphidophora decursiva has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Rhaphidophora decursiva has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Rhaphidophora decursiva has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Megan avatar
leaf-1 113 Plants
xp 13,801 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia

This is a very fun looking plant, though it doesn’t seem to grow as fast as the rhaphidophora tetrasperma.

Pinkandgreen avatar
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 628 XP
globe Kippa-Ring, Queensland

I love the sharp edged lobes of these leaves. I’m not sure if it is fast growing as I bought it just before the dormant season. I can’t wait for it to grow more.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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