Rhaphidophora decursiva Dragon Tail Plant

Tropical Houseplant Collectors Plant
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Botanical Name
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Common Names
Monstera Minima, Mini monstera, mini split-leaf, Ginny philodendron, or RT
Plant Type
Aroid - Tropical vining perennial
Mature Size
Up to 60 feet with proper support such as moss pole or similar for the arial roots
Sun Exposure
Filtered indirect sun or part shade
Soil Type
Chunky, well draining with plenty of aeration and stays moist, Peat-based soils for potting
Soil pH
Prefers slightly acidic soil(5.5) to neutral (7)
Bloom Time
Spring time but mostly in the wild
Flower Color
Purple, cream
Hardiness Zones
Zone 10-11; grown as a houseplant in all climates with correct humidity
Native Area
Southern Thailand and Malaysia
Toxicity / Pet Friendly
Not pet friendly - They're part of the Araceae family and as such they do contain calcium oxylate crystals which are toxic to dogs and cats

The Rhaphidophora Decursiva is colloquially called the "Dragon Tail" plant (sometimes mistaken for a Philodendron or Monstera) it is a stunning leaf that gives beautiful cuts in the leaves, mimicking a dragon tail pattern. 

The 4" Plant is a young plant with 1-3 plants that are the "mature" and have the traditional minima fenestrated leaves. As yours grows, it will have much more gorgeous traditional foliage in the right environmental conditions. The last picture here is the mature example yours will grow into. 

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 4-inch or 6-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it. 
  • Selene Planter - Porcelain 6-inch pot ceramic marble planter with drainage hole and matching rose gold ceramic tray. The planter measures: 7.5" x 6.5" x 6.5" and weighs approximately 3.7 lbs. We recommend placing your plant in the nursery pot inside it to make it easy to water and transplant. 
  • Trellis 8" Nursery - A sturdy Trellis attached to the large version of this gorgeous plant that is just constantly growing and vining. Trellis is bamboo and has approximately 10" x 12" fan style. 

Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories.

For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.  

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

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