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Dragon’s Tail (Rhaphidophora decursiva)

A slower growing plant than its counterpart (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma or mini monstera) the dragon’s tail is a showstopper, nonetheless. With large glossy deeply lobed leaves this impressive climber will need some space to grow. If given a totem, wall, or tree to climb the leaves of the dragon’s tail plant will get larger, longer, and more fenestrated over time (develop natural holes in the leaves) almost making them looked fringed.

Growing Conditions

Aspect Dragon’s tail prefer a bright to medium indirect light inside or on a patio.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plants.

Growing Dragon’s tail plants look amazing all year round, but growth will slow during winter.

Dragon's Tail (Rhaphidophora Decursiva)

General care

Watering Dragon’s tail plant must be allowed to completely dry out between watering.

Potting Keep in a plastic nursery pot and sit inside a decorative cover pot unless growing outside. Give them a totem or something for this large climbing plant to cling to.

Feeding A liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

For a ready-to-use no mixing formula, apply PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants 1.25 Lt trigger spray to the soil. This easy-to-use liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner helps to improve your soil and feed your plants. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season and monthly in winter if needed.

Watch out Rhaphidophora are generally problem free and are an excellent choice for people new to house plants. They will only give you issues if you keep them wet all the time. Allow it to dry out between watering and it will be problem free.