Rhaphidophora Decursiva

Posted by Hannah Brand on Aug 21st 2021

August 23rd, 2021

Rhaphidophora decursiva

🌿Hey plant friends! 🌿

This week we are going to be talking about Rhaphidophora decursiva. These plants are native to India and Southeast Asia, including Southern China in the foothills of the Himalayas and belong to the Araceae family. This Rhaphidophora is known for its huge fenestrated leaves that mature as the climb. Having a moss pole or something for the decursiva to grow on is a must if you want large leaves. They have a dark glossy leave and are a must have to a plant collection.

Let’s talk about plant care! These are relatively easy plants to care for indoors. These plants will love a bright indirect light environment. Direct light will scorch the leaves. Watering your decursiva should be easy, allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry. This could be every week in the summer, in the winter cut back on watering. Make sure to have this plant in a good chunky aroid mix. Otherwise, the Espoma Cactus mix would work great! I also suggest using the Mossify bendable moss poles for support. As for fertilizer, using the Schultz fertilizer every 2 weeks in the summer will help with maximum growth.

We currently carry Rhaphidophora decursiva in 4” and 6” pots in the greenhouse. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us - hello@tonkadale.com.

Happy planting!