Lady Palms are very elegant, graceful multi stemmed palms, growing to around 3-4 meters tall. They are often called ‘Bamboo palm’ due to the coarse, fibrous material with which the canes are covered. Lady Palm has deep green, glossy leaves; stems can be covered in brown fibres. Rhapis excelsa is easy to grow, being adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. It prefers neutral to slightly acid, well draining soils, and greatly benefits from regular application of compost / organic matter / organic fertilizer. It is best grown in part to full shade, on the verandah, under trees, or a shady, sheltered spot in the garden. Rhapis excelsa can be grown in full sun, but leaves will yellow and can burn easily. Adequate water needs to be provided if this palm is to grow in full sun. Lady Palms are quite cold hardy, handling temperatures as low as -5C. Plants for sale: 15cm tall. (See photo in full description).
Graceful small palm to 2-3m tall with bamboo-like long slender stems. Native to Mexico and Central America where is grows as an understory palm. Usually grown with multiple plants in a pot or spot, although the plant itself naturally spreads by offshoots similar to Bamboo. The Bamboo Palm is frequently used indoors; it is tolerant to low-light areas and is low maintenance.