Rhapis Excelsa Palm

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Type: Plants

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Description

RHAPIS EXCELSA PALM, or Lady Palm, is a great indoor houseplant. The fan-like fronds are a shiny, glossy green when healthy. Rhapis Palms will tolerate lower light than many other palms, making it a good choice for the home or office.

Origin: Southern China & Taiwan

Family: Araceae

Height: 5"-8"

Light: try to keep this palm in bright, indirect light all day. Some early morning sun is fine. In low light, Rhapis Palm will lose inner and lower fronds.

Water: In low to medium light , water when the potting soil has dried almost completely to the bottom. In a bright light placement, water when the potting media has dried down about 1/2 of its total depth. Do not allow Rhapis Palm to wilt, it will not recover well.

Humidity: Mist the leaves several times a week with a spray bottle. Mist your plant more frequently in the summer growing season- the more water you can supply the blooms, the healthier it will be.

Temperature: Growth may cease completely below 70ºF, but will resume when warmer weather returns. In winter, Rhapis plants need a 6 week rest period at a with little water. This allows the plant to flower profusely again in the following season.

Soil: Any good potting mix that drains well (acidic is preferred). Soil density should be firm and allow water to slowly filter through.

Fertilizer: Rhapis are relatively slow-growing plants and need very little fertilizer. Leaf color is one of the best guide:

  • Rich green indicates fertilizer levels are adequate
  • Slight overall yellowish color may mean the to apply nutrients

Eliminates: Their large, dark leaves suck up ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene

 


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