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Rhaphidophora 'Dragon Tail'

Rhaphidophora 'Dragon Tail'

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The Rhaphidophora 'Dragon Tail' is an exotic and captivating houseplant, noted for its large, glossy leaves which showcase a unique pattern reminiscent of a dragon's tail. Exhibiting an upright and climbing growth habit, this plant is eager to ascend on supports, making it an excellent choice for those looking to add a vertical element to their indoor garden. At full maturity, this plant can achieve a substantial height.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Rhaphidophora decursiva

Common: Dragon Tail Rhaphidophora,

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings or by air layering.
  • This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Rhaphidophora plants are native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, particularly regions like Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
  • Rhaphidophora plants are often mistaken for Monstera or Philodendron due to their similar appearance, but they are different genera.
  • They are known for their air-purifying qualities and can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde from the air.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance
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