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Majesty Palm
Scientific Name: Ravenea rivularis Jum. & Perrier
Synonym:
Family: Arecaceae
Majesty Palm (Ravenea  rivularis)
A young Majesty palm in Phoenix, against a wall with east exposure
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, to 26F ( -3C)

Heat Tolerance: Resistant

Sun Exposure: Full sun with protection from afternoon sun, to light shade

Origin: Madagascar river fronts

Growth Habits: Palm tree to 40 feet tall (12 m) trunks to 12 inches in diameter (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular to abundant water

Propagation: Seeds


Majesty Palms are a superb feather-leaved specie from Madagascar, where it grows at the edge of rivers and swamps, in the rain forest.
Raveneas are frequently cultivated as house plants, but they need to be kept in a bright area.
Other Ravenea species include: xerophylla, glauca, hildebrandtii, krociana, julietiae, lakatra, Sambrianensis.

Majesty palm crownshaft

Cultural Practices:
In order to grow rapidly, Majesty Palms require plenty of water and fertilizer. In Phoenix, they are more cold sensitive than the Queen Palm, and will need to be protected in the coldest areas of the valley. Some overhead protection from a bigger evergreen tree (like a mesquite) will provide them with the protection from frost in winter, and direct sun in summer.

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