Rhapis excelsa <br> Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa
Lady Palm

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This is the plant for when you need a palm aesthetic in a relatively shady corner!


Rhapis excelsa                      

RAY-pis ek-SEL-suh

Common Names: Lady Palm, Finger Palm, Bamboo Palm

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: China, Vietnam

Height: 14” pot = 5’  Specimen = 15’

Light: Low - medium

Foot Candles: 75 - 200

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 30% - 70%

Temperature: 18°C - 30°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Seed, division

Interiorscape Use: Large potted plant in shaded area, atrium, covered patio

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered, leaf scorch in direct sunlight.  

Comments: It is one of the most popular palms for indoor environments because it can tolerate lower light conditions than most palms and survive a decent amount of neglect.

Toxicity: Safe.