Rhapis Palms (also known as Lady Palm) is a dwarf palm variety, reaching heights of only about 6 feet when grown indoors. This variety grows from multiple woody trunks with long thin stems. It has large, hand-shape leaves with long, glossy, dark green, finger-like leaflets.
Height: 4ft - 6ft
Spread: 3ft - 4ft
Pet Safe: Safe for pets.
CareGeneral Maintenance: Palms do not like to have their roots disturbed, so only repot if the plant has become rootbound. Trim browned leaves as neccessary.
Temperature: Will thrive in normal household temperatures, but prefer to be kept in a space above 18º Celsius. Prolonged exposure to temperatures below 10º Celsius may cause cold damage.
Light: Needs plenty of sunlight for optimal growth. Right next to a South or West facing window is the ideal spot for this palm. Can tolerate slightly lower light, but will not grow nearly as fast.
Watering: Water evenly about once a week. They store alot of water in their trunks, allowing them to tolerate short periods of drought, but their leaves will start to brown if they are left dry for too long. Palms love high humidity and will greatly appreciate a humidifier nearby, and/or being misted.
Soil: A well draining potting mix, with added sand to improve drainage is a great mixture for this palm. Avoid heavy/muddy soils as they may cause root rot issues.
Fertilizer: Feed with a slow-release fertilizer (Ideally a 15-5-15 ratio or something similar) once in the spring, and once in the summer.