Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: forms dense clumps, spreding from 3 to 8 feet or more via underground rhizomes.
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: inconspicuous, 1 to 3 inch fleshy oval, white fruit.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Cream to yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Indoor palm plant identification by MonsteraTom Nov 3, 2020 9:26 PM 7
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