Rhaphidophora decursiva | Dragon Tail Rhaphidophora
Rhaphidophora is a member of the Aracaeae (or Aroid) family. Although some of the plants common names are a bit misleading (‘mini Monstera’ or ‘Philodendron Ginny’), these plants belong to their own genus, Rhaphidophora. Native to south Thailand and Malaysia, Rhaphidophora loves bright sun and is a very fast grower given the proper conditions. These plants also like to climb, and will generally produce larger leaves if given something to cling to, such as a trellis.
(Including Nursery Pot)
6" Nursery Pot: 10" H x 8" W
This plant thrives in medium to bright, indirect light. If your plant stops producing splits in the leaves and stems become leggy, this means it is not getting enough light.
Water and Soil
Soak the soil completely until excess water runs out of the pots drainage holes, discarding any excess water after 30 minutes. Allow the top 25% to 30% of the soil to dry before watering again. This plant likes to stay consistently moist, but not soaking wet. If you notice water droplets on the tips of your plants foliage you have over watered your plant. No worries, simply allow the plant to dry out as normal and cut back on the amount of water you are providing. If your plants leaves are droopy, brown or crispy, your plant needs more water. Simply increase the amount of water you are providing. Rhaphidophora needs a well-draining, rich soil that contains a good amount of peat moss. This plant appreciates a pot that provides ample room for its roots as this encourages larger leaves. Because they are vigorous growers, they benefit greatly from more frequent re-potting. In nature these plants are trailing or climbing epiphytic vines that like to grow high into the rainforest canopy. Can you imagine standing under a canopy of these beauties! As your plant grows you will want to find something to support the stems, the possibilities are endless, be creative and have fun creating your own personal rainforest canopy!
Temperature and Humidity
This plant prefers a warm, room-temperature setting between 68 and 86 degrees F. Medium to high humidity is ideal, however it is fairly tolerant to a wide range of conditions once acclimated. Do not let your Rhaphidophora drop below 50 degrees F as it will not do well. Frost will kill this tropical plant so make sure they are tucked in during winter months.
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