Rhaphidophora Tenuis Silver's Care Guide
Rhaphidophora tenuis originated from Sarawak and Brunei in tropical Asia.
This is hand down my favorite rhaphidophora. The leaf shape along is already a charm. Then the silvery comes in. Such a perfect combination.
Similar to monstera dubia or rhaphidophora hayi, tenuis will start as a singler then as it grows, the mature palm-like leaves will stop singling. You will need a pole to support the plant when it matures.
In my experience, the plants will start slow and then grow super fast once they settle down. They usually give out new leaves once a month
Rhaphidophora tenuis care:
Humidity: Can adapt to household humidity but will need an acclimation period. Our Tenuis plants are already acclimated to 50-60% humidity.
Temperature: Grows best at 70-80°F yet it can also handle the 55-85 range. Avoid cold drafts, heat stress, or sudden temperature changes.
Light: Provide bright, indirect light for at least 12 hours a day. Around (5000–10,000 lux; 500–1,000 foot-candles.)
Watering: Thoroughly water your Rhaphidophora tenuis when the top 1/3rd of the soil feels dry.
Best soil mix: Airy, well-drained, organic reach soil or potting mix. Buy our aroid mix here: https://leafysoulmates.com/products/leafy-soulmates-aroid-potting-mix-4lbs
Fertilizer: Feed at least once a month with a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer only in the growing season.
Rhaphidophora tenuis propagation:
Tenuis propagation is by stem cutting in water, moss, or air layering.
For chonks and nodes: I recommend using high-quality sphagnum moss. You can learn how to propagate nodes and chonk here: https://leafysoulmates.com/blogs/care/how-to-successfully-root-unrooted-nodes?_pos=1&_sid=bb7dc822c&_ss=r
For cuttings: I recommend using water or air layering propagation.
In my experience, the plants will start slow and grow super fast once they settle down. They usually give out new leaves once a month