Rhapis excelsa

Botanical Name: Rhapis excelsa

Phonetic: RAY-piss ex-Sell-suh

Common Name(s): Lady Palm

Family: Arecaceae
Origin: China to Vietnam
Plant Type: Palm or Cycad
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Palmate, deeply divided
Number of Leaflets: 5-8
Leaf Color:
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Not dense
Bloom Season: Insignificant, spring
Flower Color(s): Insignificant, yellow

Exposure: Light shade, part sun, shade, bright indirect light near window
USDA: 9-10
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 6-15 Feet
Spread: 8-15 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Leaf spot, aphids, nematodes, scale, fireblight
Soil: Well-drained potting medium

Features: Forms dense clumps of slender stems with neat palmate leaves, very adaptable
Uses: Hedge, indoor plant, winter interest, container plant, screen

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