Rhaphidophora Korthalsii
Plant Care,  Rhaphidophora

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Care

Welcome to our guide to rhaphidophora korthalsii care, we cover all you need to know…

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the plant once a week in autumn and winter, twice a week in spring and summer, water only when the top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed once a month in the spring and summer.
Soil:A really well draining soil mix.
Temperature:20°C-30°C (50°F-85°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot and over watering.


The rhaphidophora korthalsii is similar in growth to the monstera dubia, it likes to climb up tree bark and when it matures produces beautifully split fenestrated leaves.

See also: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care, Rhaphidophora Cryptantha Care, Rhaphidophora Foraminifera Care, Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Care.

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Light Needs

Give your rhaphidophora korthalsii medium to bright indirect sunlight. The more light the more they’ll grow, just don’t let them get full on midday sun.

How Often to Water

Check the plant once a week in autumn and winter, and twice a week in spring and summer. Water them only when the top half of the soil is dry, they don’t want to be overwatered.

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Fertilizer

Use a balanced feed once a month in the spring and summer.


A really well draining soil mix is ideal, add some perlite at least to help it drain.

When To Repot

Check the plant a few times a year by taking it out of its pot and seeing if the roots are crowded. Pot it up a size if needed. Check it at the start of spring and the end of the summer as it will grow heavily over the spring and summer.

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Humidity

50-60% is ideal, they are not really fussy to be honest, but are a tropical houseplant so will grow well if given good humidity.


20°C-30°C (50°F-85°F) is a good range, they will be fine in most homes. Don’t let them get really cold in winter and you should be fine.

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Common Name

The rhaphidophora korthalsii is also known as Shingle Plant. Although there are a lot of similar ‘shingling’ climbing plants known by this name.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii Care FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues are overwatering, they are not fans of wet oil which can lead to root rot easily. They will also get ‘leggy’ really easily if not given a wall to climb on (or moss pole, or even cardboard), so make sure they have a surface to attach to or they will produce tiny leaves on leggy stems.

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