Rhapis Palm – A Brief Overview

Rhapis, also known commonly as the Lady Palm, can be found in homes and gardens throughout the world. It grows from multiple stems, each topped with upright fronds. The Rhapis Palm is native to Southern China and Taiwan; it grows best in partial shade and makes the best indoor palm in the world. These palms are slow growing, have a long life and can grow to 3-4 metres. Features

  • – Elegant Tropical Effect, Highly decorative
  • – Bamboo like clustering trunk pattern
  • – Slow growing, multiple trunk style
  • – Great choice for large pots and containers
  • – Cold Tolerant

Growing Conditions

  • – All species of Rhapis prefer filtered light or partial shade.
  • – The soil should be kept moist to avoid gray, brown or crunchy foliage.
  • – This species tolerates tropical and subtropical temperatures from 20 to 100 degrees F and can handle both humid and dry climates.
  • – Soil should be rich in humus and should have proper drainage.
  • – They grow slow and hence require less fertilizer.

The two most common varieties of the Lady Palm are: R. humilis and R. excelsa. The R. excelsa is the most popular Rhapis which grows to 6 feet and forms a dense bush-like clump of stems with upright leaves. The Rhapis Palm is cold tolerant to around 23 degrees F and is good for Melbourne and Western Sydney. Lease-A-Leaf guarantees top notch quality plants and an amazing customer service. Rhapis palms are great plants for the casual palm-lover with moderate space.