Rhaphidophora hayi is an unusual shingling aroid from tropical Asia with oval dark green foliage. Shingling is a growth habit in which a climbing plant's foliage lies flat against a tree, rather than fanning outwards. Our Rhaphidophora hayi are rooted in soil and allowed to begin shingling up a cedar board. As they climb, the foliage will continue to grow larger, and, provided sufficient humidity, to lie flat against its climbing surface.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Incorporate a taller board or moss pole when repotting so your plant can continue to climb. High humidity encourages continued shingling
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Rhaphidophora hayi that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot with a wooden climbing board. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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As a rare plant collector, I have ordered strange plants from some dubious places, sometimes arriving in less-than-ideal conditions. Disappointment is an all too familiar feeling. When my first purchase from Pistils arrived, you cannot image the pleasure that I felt upon just seeing the package. The box was intact and taped securely with beautiful packing tape. Then, when I opened the box, my stephania erecta and rhaphidophora hayi plants were packed securely and beautifully. Even the receipt and the care cards were lovely. My plants looked loved and were in perfect condition. Thank you to the team that had even the smallest role in the care of my plants, I am so very grateful. Well done! I encourage anyone reading this that has not made a purchase to do so without hesitation. You will not regret it.
The Rhaphidophora hayi arrived in perfect condition and has been doing well since I got it. I can't wait to see how it grows! Thanks, James Dyvad
Very healthy plants and the packing is excellent, great company, quality stuff.