*Highly adaptable elegant palm. The Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa) is a very attractive palm, growing clustering upright stems that are clothed in fibre and from which are held, often for the full length of the stem, the short, glossy, dark-green fan leaves. It is another highly adaptable palm that it is possible to grow and enjoy in the house preferring low light levels and tolerating dry atmosphere. Its compact size and slow growth add to the appeal. It will happily live under low light conditions or bright filtered light. *Long lasting with simple care. This slow growing palm has large shiny dark green fronds with blunt tips. The fronds of a Lady Palm grow out of multiple sturdy stems that are covered in a hairy brown fiber. This compact upright palm makes a great table plant. A Rhapis Palm is well worth it when you consider that it is a slow grower, has a long life span, demands little in the way of care, and is a beautiful addition to any decor. *Product Information. Pot size - 17cm Plant height (including pot) - 85cm
Rhapis excelsa, the Lady Palm, is grown in the garden and used indoors in homes and offices around the world. Rhapis adapts to a wide range of climates, soils, and environments, making the “lady Palm” popular for many applications. Rhapis excelsa is the most well-known and widely cultivated species, easily adapting to most interiors, and used in both tropical and subtropical landscapes throughout the world. One distinction of Rhapis Excelsa is that it has a multitude of named varieties in green and variegated forms. Many of these named varieties would be considered collector’s items with quite a few of the varieties being selected dwarf types. The “Lady Palm” can grow to more than 14′ feet in height with clumps reaching enormous width, often having a diameter as wide as their height. Large thick leaves with blunt tips and wide segments, gives Rhapis excelsa its occasional name “broadleaf lady palm”. Sturdy canes find themselves covered with coarse, dark brown fiber. Exclesa can tolerate tropical and subtropical temperatures from 20 to 100 degrees F and handles both humid and dry climates. A prolific producer of rhizome offshoots adds fullness and provides an easy method to increase numbers by division. In addition, seed is occasionally available. Growth Rates of Rhapis Excelsa Growth rates of Rhapis excelsa vary with culture and environment. In commercial production the Lady Palm usually grows 8″ – 12″ inches in height per year. When grown indoors as houseplants, the growth rate decreases considerably. Find a plant that fits an area indoors and you won’t have to worry about the Rhapis outgrowing its space and it can work as a natural air cleaner. Generally speaking growers would classify Rhapis as a slow grower. A typical 6 – 8″ potted plant has been growing in the nursery for minimum of 2 years. It is not unusual for the larger sizes to be nursery grown for 4 – 7 years. This is one reason you find Rhapis being more expensive then other palms. Believe me, they are worth the expense.
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