Rhaphidophora decursiva has a very similar growth habit to its relative, Rhaphidophora tetrapserma, but it's the mature leaves that really set the two apart. As Rhaphidophora decursiva grows upwards it develops deeply lobed, fenestrated mature leaves. These mature, palm-like leaves can grow to multiple feet in length as well. Given time Rhaphidophora decursiva can grow to a truly massive specimen! This sought-after aroid is a fun and rewarding plant to watch grow from a small seedling into a towering monster.
To ensure speedy growth and large, fenestrated leaves we recommend growing in bright indirect light.
Water when about 2/3 of the soil has gone dry. Be sure to fully saturate the soil every time you water.
Rhaphidophora decursiva is a plant that really needs a moss pole to thrive and reach its true potential. Without a moss pole it's not uncommon for Rhaphidophora decursiva to stop putting out leaves altogether and instead grow a long vining tendril.
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