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Scientific Name: Ravenea rivularis
Pronunciation: ra-VEN-ee-uh riv-yoo-LAIR-iss
Common Name: majesty palm
Family Name: Arecaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Forms a thick crown and eventually grows quite tall; leaves upward-arching, pinnately compound with 20-60 leaflets on each side of the rachis on indoor potted plants; leaflets near centre of blade mostly 40-64 cm long x 1.5-3.2 cm wide and separate by about 2 cm of rachis.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:10 - 15m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa (Madagascar)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Compare to Areca palm and parlour palm.
majesty palm
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Even-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Margins: Lacerate

Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Unlikely to form on indoor potted plants
Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Orange
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Unlikely to form on indoor potted plants
Bark Morphology: Stringy
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Other:keep soil moist
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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