Majesty Palm Tree

The Majesty Palm is characterized by tall stalks of bladed green foliage. The Majesty Palm is a common houseplant. This palm adds beauty and class to any room. The Majesty Palm prefers medium light so keep within 5 to 8 feet of a window. In my experience, this palm seems to do well in a partially shaded area as well.

Watering of the Majesty Palm is crucial. The plant must have proper drainage set up. Do not allow the roots to sit in water. On the other end, do not allow the plant to dry out completely in between waterings either. This palm also prefers a slightly higher humidity level, so a daily misting will add plenty of beauty to your plant.

If the foliage tips begin turning brown, you are probably under watering the plant. Try watering it more often. On the other hand, if the foliage tips begin turning yellow, you may be over watering it.

A common pest to this plant is spider mites. If problems with pests appear, try misting the plant with a soapy water mixture twice a day. If spider mites still appear try a more powerful spray available from your local gardening store.

Majesty palm, or Ravenea rivularis, also is referred to as majestic palm or majestie palm. A native of the rainforest and swamp regions of Madagascar, majesty palms prefer moist, nutrient-rich soil and shade from the hot afternoon sun. Grown indoors, the majesty palm tree can reach 10 feet tall in a few years. Planted outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 9B through 11, these trees can grow to heights up to 40 feet with trunks 12 inches in diameter.