Majesty Palm

Ravenea Rivularis

I have to admit that majesty palms are not my favorite indoor plants. They are a challenge to take care of and are not very forgiving. Majesty palms, native to Madagascar, do extremely well in rain forests, swamps, or outdoors in places like Florida. Indoors majesty palms often struggle to survive and rarely do as well as a bamboo palms, neanthebella palms, kentia palms, or rhaphis palms. Majesty palms, or Ravenea Rivularis, are large inexpensive plants that look good when first purchased but often quickly decline. If you’re not easily frustrated and really want to test your plant skills, you might want to give a majesty palm a try.