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Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis)

Learn how to care for the Majesty Palm and other palm varieties!

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The Majesty Palm is a robust, tropical palm with graceful, feathery fronds that originates from Madagascar. This palm is typically found along river banks and likely got its name due to its majestic quality. Its leaves tend to grow from the trunk in an erect fashion before arching at the ends forming a large crown. While relatively new to the world of houseplants, with the right care, this palm is a great addition to the home.

Looking for a lower maintenance palm for your space? Try the equally majestic, but easier to care for indoors, Parlor Palm. Pictured below on the right with another tropical beauty, the Bird's Nest Fern. Shop the Parlor Palm here – or read on for how to care for a palm indoors.


Thrives in bright indirect light, but can tolerate medium indirect light.


Water 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Best to always check soil moisture level before watering.


Normal to higher humidity. Consider incorporating a fine-mist mister or humidifier to boost humidity level indoors.


Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F or warmer up to 85°F. If you’re comfortable, the Majesty Palm is comfortable.


Best to use a potting mix that provides lots of drainage. Mix in ingredients such as perlite and/or lava rocks to increase soil aeration as need.


A well cared for Majesty Palm can reach 15 - 20’ tall.

Common Problems

SYMPTOM: Crispy edges, browning leaves, dry potting mix
CAUSE: Underwatered

SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves, wet potting mix
CAUSE: Overwatered


This plant is pet-friendly! But best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and curious pets. Learn more about plant toxicity here.

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