he majesty palm (Ravenea rivularis) is a tropical palm belonging to the Arecaceae family. Native to Madagascar, it is typically found growing on riverbanks and in swampy lowlands. It is considered a threatened species in the wild but is commonly grown as a houseplant. A full-grown majesty palm will develop a trunk-like structure formed by old leaf bases. They generally do not develop trunks when grown indoors. Majesty palms require warm, humid conditions with consistent moisture. They are sensitive to changes in the environment. Other houseplant palms – such as Kentia palm, parlor palm, or areca palm – are considered less challenging to grow. Provide at least 6 to 8 hours of bright indirect light each day. Indoors, place 1 to 2 feet from an east-, west-, or south-facing window and use a sheer curtain to protect from direct sun.