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Rhaphidophora spp.

Rhaphidophora foraminifera by Eric in SF (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

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A photo of Rhaphidophora
A photo of Rhaphidophora
A hand holding a pot of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma against a white background
A hand holding a pot of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
A photo of Rhaphidophora

Rhaphidophora Overview

Rhaphidophora is a genus containing approximately 100 species originating from the tropical woodlands of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grown for their attractive foliage which varies in structure, with developing pinnately-divided and longer-stalked leaf arrangements as plants mature. Flowers are produced on mature specimens, most often when grown outside. These are petal-less and arranged on a flowering spike surrounded by a yellow-green spathe structure.

How to propagate Rhaphidophora


Special features of Rhaphidophora

Attractive leaves


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