Raphis Palm (Raphidophyllum)

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Ralphis Palm (Raphidophyllum)
Mature Height 10-12 feet
Mature Width 5-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America)

With its glossy, banana-like leaves, Raphidophyllum makes a striking accent palm both indoors and out. Its easy care and compact size add to this plant's appeal.

How to Grow

Raphidophyllum thrives in bright, filtered light indoors near an east or west facing window. Outdoors it does best in partial shade in zones 10-11. Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy.

Care Tips

Water when the top few inches of soil become dry. Mist frequently to boost humidity. Feed monthly during spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep away from cold drafts.


Raphidophyllum makes an excellent tabletop or floor plant. Use its lush tropical look to accent living spaces indoors. Outdoors it shines in partly shaded garden beds or planters.

Planting Tips

Space Raphidophyllum plants 3-4 feet apart in partly shaded garden beds. Dig a hole twice the container width, backfill with soil, and water well after planting. Use a quality potting mix for containers.


Remove dead leaves and spent flower stalks to keep your plant looking its best. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Repot when rootbound in early spring.




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