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Rhaphidophora decursiva - Dragon Tail

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We have to mention, these leaves are thick and shiny!

One of the less common Rhaphidophora plants on the Canadian market, the Rhaphidophora decursiva is also called Dragon Tail. Given the right conditions, the leaves of this plant will start developing fenestrations, and will look like a cross between a palm frond and a Monstera leaf. Who wouldn't want that?! The Dragon tail name is due to the shape of the leaves when it starts its fenestrations. If you give this plant a pole to climb, it is more likely to develop fenestrations. 

The care of these "Rhaphs" are very similar to the more common, Rhaphidophora tetrasperma. See the next tabs for more details. 


These are toxic to pets, so be careful with your furry friends. 

Note: Plants are unique! The plant pictured is meant to give you an idea of the specification and quality of the plant you will receive, but will not be an exact replica.

Light Requirements


This plant likes light (not too much direct light though). Bright indirect light would encourage growth and fenestrations (splitting of the leaves)

Water Requirements


Although the plant is forgiving when you forget a watering or two, the plant ideally likes a consistently moist (not consistently wet) environment. It would do well with watering a bit at a time once you notice that the soil is starting to get dry. Note: Be sure not to let the plant sit in pooled water as that can cause root rot.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ben C.

Probably the best online plant purchasing experience I've had. This plant arrived in great condition with even larger leaves than I imagined.

Wow! Such great, feedback, thanks so much Ben! Glad you love your new plant.

cindy loac
Love It!!

Soo healthy the new leaf already unfurled and with another new growth coming in 😍 can't wait for the fenestrations on the leaves lol Shipping was super fast 🥰 Definitely will be buying more!!

Yay! We are looking forward to seeing pictures of the fenestrations Cindy! Glad to hear you love your new plant :)

Lesley Lapierre
R decursiva

Again absolutely perfect condition!

Glad to hear! Now keep us updated with photos :) These change so much when they grow up :D

Natalie G

I love every plant from this vendor.

Thanks so much Natalie! Customers like you keep us motivated to keep sourcing healthy plants! Enjoy your new additions!

Great little plant

This is my 2nd Raphidiphora Decursiva, I just think they are so cute. The plant was packaged very well for shipping and it arrived happy and healthy! I will definitely be ordering from the Painted Leaf again.

We agree! They're so cute when they're young, and it's a new adventure to see them change form as they develop.

Thanks so much Katie!