The Majesty Palm
is a very shade tolerant palm that will reach 10' in
height very quickly. It grows and looks best
situated under a canopy of tall trees. Its
greatest drawback is its requirement to be fertilized
frequently to maintain a healthy green color.
Majesty Palm is native to Madagascar.
Of the tribe Ceroxyleae, and
subfamily Ceroxyloideae it is
also known by the botanic names Ravenea
glauca and R. rivularis.
Name: Majesty Palm
Name: Ravenea glauca and R. rivularis
Solitary Robust Palm Tree
10 - 11
Growth: Fast to 10' then slowing
Requirements: Widely adaptable
Requirements: Moderate to High
Requirements: Moderate, High
Solitary, robust. Trunk gray, swollen at base
and gradually tapering upward.
Pinnately compound, reduplicate, erect at first
then arching, twisted near apex; with numerous crowded
narrow ribbed leaflets.
Inflorescence: Short, born among leaves
Heavy feeder, does best under high canopy of
$$ - $$$ -- reasonable to expensive
Seed, germinates in 2-3 months
Guide to Landscape Palms