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Rhapis excelsa /Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa  / Rhapis excelsa
Fan-shaped fronds on this multiple-trunked palm
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Fan-shaped fronds on this multiple-trunked palm

Close-up of fronds

Older male plant in flower

Coarse texture of the fronds is a nice contrast to other plants growing in this grouping

Nice specimen plant in container in shopping mall

Line of container specimens in mall

Female flower in late May with salmon-pink color

Plants are diecious with male and female flowers on separate plants. Here is a female inflorescens

Female flowers turn tannish and remains on plant for about 4-6 weeks if not pollinated

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Scientific Name: Rhapis excelsa
Common Name: Lady Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Normally grows in clumps with multiple. bamboo-like canes with crowns of fan-shaped fronds. This palm makes an outstanding indoor specimen plant. Female flowers are pink-salmonish not yellow or tan as is given in some sources and the photo here confirms.