LIVE RARE Variegated RHAPIS BAMBOO LADY PALM COLLECTORS
Rhapis excelsa Variegated
Miniature Fan Palm, Parlor palm
Native to China
excelsa is a multi-stemmed dioecious palm that grows to a maximum height of between 8
and 12 feet, each stem or cane is slender approximately one inch in diameter, depending on
growing conditions and variety. The canes are usually covered by a coarse matted fibrous
material which is actually the outer base of each leaf sheath.
You are bidding on one(1)
plant 6-12 inches tall with 3-6 leaves.
mature plant item
Rhapis excelsa is a very popular palm
from Southern China. Lady Palm prefers Filtered Sun and likes a rich sandy soil that
drains well. This palm will thrive in partial shade on any well-drained soil.
Uses: suitable for potted
a colorful trunk and crown. It has a lot of light yellow and green variegation. Leaves
are dark glossy green with green and yellow variegation with a white petiole.
Mature Height: 8 to 12 feet
USDA hardiness zones: 9a through 11
Cold Hardiness: 20-32ºs F.
Palm is an easy grow in areas
that occasionally freeze.
In Rhapis excelsa
this leaf sheath fiber tends to be loose and rather ragged looking. The leaf sheaths are
fairly persistent but when they do fall a dark green conspicuously ringed stem of leaf
base scars is exposed: very similar in appearance to bamboo canes, hence the other common
name bamboo palm. Individual canes can be closely ringed, or rings may be moderately
spaced, depending on growing conditions.
lnflorescences emerge from between the leaf sheath and stem and usually arise from the
uppermost portion of the stem. On emerging the inflorescence has a pale pinkish tinge and
is enclosed in pale green tubular bracts. Ripe fruits are white to cream, rounded
and approximately 36mm across.
One of the reasons for this palm's popularity is its ease of culture.
Rhapis excelsa is very adaptable to soil types although neutral to slightly acid soils
with good drainage and organic matter is recommended for best results. This palm as is the
case with most Rhapis species is an understory plant so for best results a
partially shaded spot under trees or a pergola is ideal. Rhapis excelsa can be
grown in full sun as long as soils are good and adequate water is available.
The Lady Palm is often used as
a house plant. Rhapis excelsa is a good palm for a container or for a smaller
garden. The Lady Palm was introduced into US horticulture in the 60's and often used in
Temperatures as low as 20° F are
tolerated by R. excelsa as it is quite cold hardy, particularly when grown under
shelter, and it also grows in climates where it may be exposed to prolonged periods of
Rhapis excelsa is hardy into the mid-twenties. These palms are
surprisingly resilient when forgotten in the landscape. They will persist even when
in a very dry environment, though they do appreciate a drink. Rhapis excelsa
will form a clump and can be readily divided.
Very hot weather, particularly when the air is very dry, may cause damage which can be
prevented by adequate watering, mulching and growing under other plants. Occasional
watering of foliage with a fine spray or mist can also help to maintain a higher relative
humidity. With the lower fronds are removed from the Lady Palm the fiber wrapped trunks
with their leaf scars are very ornamental.
As an indoor plant Rhapis excelsa has no palm rival. Its ability to handle
low light intensities, low humidity, varying temperatures plus its suitability to pot
culture, small to moderate size and slow growth rate make this palm ideal for indoor
culture. Rhapis excelsa has very few pests or diseases to trouble it. The only
major pests are scale and mealy bugs. With almost no indoor care, Rhapis excelsa is
happy and healthy giving owners years of lush tropical indoor greenery.
Lady Palm is one of the prettiest
thin trunked, suckering palms.
Well worth a try for any palm
Rhapis excelsa is a must have
for most areas in Southern California.
Bamboo Palm is the
finest premium houseplant you can own.
Of the tribe Arecaceae, it
is also known by the botanic name
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proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
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Rare Palm Seeds
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weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
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