Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant

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  • Rare Tropical
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 Feet

Looking for a unique houseplant to spruce up your home?  Rhaphidophora ‘Hayi’, also known as a Shingle Plant or Shingle Vine, will make you the talk of the town. This plant’s stems grow tightly up a climbing surface, while its green leaves lay flat, resembling roofing shingles! Use a board or pole to encourage upward growth, and watch it climb!

Best Locations For Growing Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant

Your Shingle Plant will look great in a living room or bedroom, adding drama to the room as it climbs up. However, this plant is toxic to humans and animals, so you need to keep it out of reach of pets and children. 

Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant Sunlight Requirements

This plant is native to tropical rainforests, where it is used to being shaded by tree cover. That means you’ll want to give it bright indirect light. Overexposure to direct sunlight can cause leaf burn. However, this plant can also tolerate low light conditions. 

Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant Care

The Shingle Plant needs rich, well-draining soil to thrive. Make sure you have proper drainage to avoid root rot. 

To successfully grow this plant, you’ll need to provide a structure for it to climb. You can use a moss pole, moss board, wooden board or tree branch. Secure your plant by using soft string or vinyl plant tape. It will eventually grab on by itself.

Watering Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant Plant

This plant needs to be kept moist throughout the spring and summer. Generally, water it about three times a week, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. During the winter, cut back watering to once a week. You may also mist the plant every few days to encourage growth. Make sure not to overwater your Shingle Plant. Yellowing leaves indicate that you’ve given it too much water.

This plant also loves humidity—at least 70 percent humidity is preferred. Use a humidifier or place a pebble tray nearby. You can also keep it in a humid room like the bathroom, where it will benefit from shower mist.

Feeding Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant

Fertilize your Shingle Plant in the spring and summer using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.

Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 8 feet
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Orange, White
Flower Shade/Description: Orange or Cream
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 55° - 80°F (13° - 27°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Rhaphidophora Hayi Shingle Plant
Other Name(s): Shingle Plant, Shingle Vine
Scientific Name: Rhaphidophora Hayi
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.