How to Care for Indoor Potted Majesty Palms

Majesty palm (Ravenea rivularis), is a robust, low-maintenance tropical palm with graceful, feathery fronds. Majesty palm is a warm-climate tree acceptable for growing outside in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 to 11. Even though the palm produces a beautiful indoor plant in warmer climates, it may eventually become too large, as older trees reach heights of 15 to 20 feet.

Water majesty palm whenever the surface of the soil feels slightly dry to the touch, but never let the soil become completely dry. Water thoroughly, then let the pot drain prior to returning the grass to the drainage saucer, as the plant may develop stem decay and other diseases in soggy soil.

Fertilize majesty palm every 3 months during spring and summer, employing a general-purpose, slow-release fertilizer based on the directions on the label. Avoid excessive fertilization, which may result in spotted foliage.

Place a majesty palm where it will acquire bright, indirect sun, including an east-facing window or a spot three to five feet away from a sunny window. Avoid bright, intense sunlight, which may scorch the leaves.

Protect majestic palm from chilly air from doors, doors windows or air conditioning vents. Even though majesty palm tolerates temperatures as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it prefers normal room temperatures between 70 and 80 F during the day and about 10 F cooler at night. Throughout the winter, cooler temperatures — between 55 and 60 F — tend to be safer.

Repot the majestic palm I to your container one size larger when the plant outgrows its grass, typically every two to three yearsago Do not repot more often than necessary, as fingers perform best when their roots are slightly crowded.

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