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Ravenea:
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Ravenea rivularis

Ravenea rivularis

Common name: Majesty Palm
Native to: Madagascar
Mature height: 40 feet
Mature spread: 12 feet
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: pinnate
Ravenea rivularis

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Lakeside Palmetum
Oakland

Description:

Ravenea rivularis comes from Madagascar. The species can take a little bit of frost with no damage. In Madagascar, it can be found growing along river banks. Use a high nitrogen fertilizer, especially in warmer climates. Keep fertilized to maintain a lush green color. The cost of a nice specimen that stands about 7 feet tall is about $10.00 at major home improvement discount stores. This Palm is often used as a house plant, but really would prefer more light and fresh air. A shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: Fast grower
Sunlight: filtered / full
Water: Keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 27 F
Seed or plant availability: Easy to find




 
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