Majesty Palm

House Plants


The Majesty Palm, scientifically known as Ravenea rivularis, is a popular houseplant valued for its elegant, tropical appearance. It is native to Madagascar and adds a touch of exotic beauty to indoor spaces.

Plant Characteristics

The Majesty Palm features long, feather-like fronds that arch gracefully from a central trunk. It can grow up to 8-10 feet (2.4-3 meters) tall indoors, creating a lush and tropical ambiance.

Ideal Growing Conditions

Majesty Palms prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. They thrive in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C) and prefer higher humidity. Well-draining soil and regular misting are beneficial.

Planting Guide

Plant Majesty Palms in a pot with drainage holes using a well-draining potting mix. Ensure the plant is potted at the same depth as it was in its previous container. Choose a spacious pot that allows for root growth.

Watering and Fertilizing

Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. Fertilize every 2-4 months with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.

Pruning and Maintenance

Remove any yellow or brown fronds to maintain the plant’s appearance. Wipe the leaves occasionally to remove dust and promote optimal photosynthesis.

Harvesting or Flowering

Majesty Palms are not typically grown for harvest. Instead, they are cultivated as ornamental plants for their beautiful foliage.

Post-Harvest Care

Not applicable, as Majesty Palms are not harvested. However, continue providing proper care by watering and fertilizing as needed.


Majesty Palms can be susceptible to spider mites and mealybugs. Inspect the plant regularly and address pest issues with appropriate organic insecticides. Browning tips can indicate underwatering or low humidity.

Fun Facts

Majesty Palms are excellent air purifiers, removing harmful toxins from the indoor environment. They are often used in tropical-themed home decor and are popular choices for indoor landscapes.