The Rhapis Palm is a beautiful fan palm with multiple stems and dark green foliage.
It is very easy to grow in a pot indoors and In tropical and subtropical climates it can be grown in sheltered positions in the garden.
Rhapis adapts to a wide range of climates, soils, and environments, making the “Lady Palm” popular.
It will be very happy in a spot that receives bright indirect light. It will tolerate low-light spots as well, making it a great choice for a dimly lit room or corner.
Brown leaf damage is usually associated with extreme heat, allowing the plant to dry out, or not thoroughly watering the entire root system. Any damaged brown leaf tips can have the tips trimmed. Rhapis grow slow so don’t remove the whole leaf.
In container grown Rhapis, the roots will be predominately at the bottom of the container rather then throughout. Keep this in mind when checking your soil moisture. The top may be dry but the bottom still wet.
Rhapis prefer to be slightly root-bound so repotting every couple years is normal. All roots and the base of canes should be covered to retain moisture.
Rhapis excelsa as are other palms can be sensitive to excess fluoride and chlorine in water supplies, which will cause fast spreading black tip burn. Use the purest water available until the problem is corrected.
Scale is a common pest problem for Rhapis, this can be controlled with neem oil if this happens.
Pictured in a 13cm pot, it will be shipped potted.