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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What kind of plant is this? Leaves Browning by zhengcl86 Apr 12, 2019 9:40 AM 40
Show photos of your new growth! by Gina1960 Jan 31, 2019 2:31 PM 50
Palms by Gina1960 Oct 19, 2018 5:55 PM 7
Show your variegated plants! (or spotted, splashed, etc anything but green!) by Gina1960 Dec 19, 2018 8:38 AM 200
Indoor Rhapis excelsa browning by Lr0901 Jul 14, 2018 3:13 PM 23
Houseplant information requested by Travex Mar 25, 2017 9:08 AM 5
Plant #01? by ikach Mar 17, 2017 5:50 PM 3
Plant #02 by ikach Mar 17, 2017 5:46 PM 4
Let's see those potted palms by purpleinopp Sep 17, 2018 10:47 AM 41
Kentia Palm troubles! Please help! by Watergirl Nov 22, 2015 6:27 PM 6

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