Majesty Palm (Ravenea rivularis)

Majesty Palm Plant Features

Majesty palm is a lovely houseplant that offers medium-green fronds a relatively slow growth rate. It has an elegant look and sturdy habit that makes it one of the more popular palms to grow indoors for adding a year-round tropical touch to your home. The lush, dark green foliage works well with most color schemes, and the palm's classic texture allows it to naturally fit in most home-decor styles. 

Use majesty palm to fill empty corners in your home, or line up several as a living screen or room divider. Because they're slow-growing houseplants, you don't need to worry about your majesty palm outgrowing its space. 

Majesty palm can also be used outdoors on shaded decks, patios, and balconies. as a summer tropical. However, because we grow majesty palms in low-light conditions to ensure they thrive as houseplants, they shouldn't be placed outdoors in hot, sunny situations. 

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Majesty Palm Growing Instructions

Indoors, majesty palm thrives in a spot with medium to bright light. They can tolerate low-light conditions for extended periods, but we don't recommend keeping them in low light permanently.

Water majesty palm enough to keep the potting mix evenly moist, but not wet or saturated. Because it's not particularly drought tolerant, majesty palm is a good candidate for so-called self-watering planters. This palm also prefers humid environments making it an excellent choice for decorating large, well-lit bathrooms.

Easy-care majesty palm doesn't require pruning, except to remove old fronds that have started to turn yellow. 

Fertilize majesty palm with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. You can fertilize regularly for faster growth, or just a couple of times a year for slower growth -- it's up to you. No matter how often you fertilize, follow the directions on the fertilizer packaging to ensure you're giving it the correct dose. 

While majesty palm is easy to care for, it can suffer from spider mites, a common indoor plant pest. If your majesty palm is attacked by these pests, keep your palm in a more humid spot, or treat with a product designed for use against spider mites on houseplants. You should find a variety of choices available at your local garden center. 

Check out our majesty palm care tips for more information!

Majesty palm is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

    Outside: Shade

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Majesty Palm

Money Tree
Money tree prefers similar conditions to majesty palm, so they make excellent companions.

Nerve Plant
If you'd like to plant a living carpet of color over the soil around the base of your majesty palm, consider easy-care nerve plant.