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MAJESTY PALM
Ravenea rivularis

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Photo Locations: Lyon Arboretum - Honolulu, HI, Los Angeles, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

This Madagascar native palm is a popular houseplant grown for its bright green, arching fronds. Different plants are either male or female (dioecious) and the frond bases are densely wooly. Ravenea rivularis has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of -3 (Low Risk) and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/ravenea-rivularis/.

Native to Madagascar.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

MAJESTY PALM, MAJESTIC PALM

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 60 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Few, Red Berry, Very Small to Small (Under 0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.

Bark Gray, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ravenea rivularis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ravenea-rivularis >

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