Rhaphidophora Decursiva Care
The Rhaphidophora Decursiva thrives in areas with higher humidity (60%), but it will still do well in typical household humidity levels of 30% -40%. For a happier plant, consider using a humidifier. If a humidifier is not available, place the Rhaphidophora near a tray filled with pebbles and water, or group it with other indoor plants.
Rhaphidophora Decursiva thrives best in a bright room with indirect light. It doesn't like too much direct sunlight since it could scorch the leaves. The ideal position is next to the east window, where the plant could enjoy the mild morning sun.
A free-draining organic potting mix which allows breathability for the roots is ideal, and this houseplant also grows extremely well in coco chips or orchid bark.
Your Rhaphidophora Decursiva will grow best in temperatures between 70-80 degrees. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.
Rhaphidophora Decursiva likes to stay pretty moist, at least during growing season. We've personally noticed faster growth with regular waterings and not leaving it too dry for too long. That said, this plant won't pout if you forget to water it now and then, and is more sensitive to overwatering if anything. I typically water when the potting medium is dried down 1-2" and I don't let the root ball dry out. In the winter, you can cut down watering.
Feed your Rhaphidophora Decursiva monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter.
Cuttings are the fastest and easiest way to propagate. Cut the shoot with at least one or more leaf nodes, 10 to 15 cm long. You can choose to start them in the water or directly in the soil.