One of the all time popular indoor plants are the Rhapis Palms. You will find in it homes, commercial buildings and stores around the world. So what makes the Raphis palm so popular.
It is the indestructible nature, the great foliage, the easy care and the ability to grow well in low light that are added together to make this a great plant.
These are an understory plant from sub tropical climates, they naturally grow well in low light.They are also slow growing, another feature that makes then popular.
Rhapis Palm or Lady Palms. Rhapis Excelsa or Lady Palms are one of the most popular indoor palms available. Slow growing and very decorative Rhapis Palms do well indoors as well as outdoors in a sheltered environment.
Rhapis Palms and Japanese Rhapis Palms are a hardy palm that will grow well indoors and is a favourite for indoor landscape work. The Rhapis Palm will cope well with low light situations with both variegated and green foliage varieties being available. The Variegated Rhapis Palm is pictured right.
Although they are grown as an indoor plant, in warmer climates they can be grown outdoors, as long as they get the shade they need. All Rhaphis palms will benefit from some time outdoors in warmer weather, especially on rainy days where they will get cleaned by the rain.
Rhapis Palm Care
These are a slow growing palm and over time they will get to around 4m. Best suited to filtered light, they tend to loose foliage colour and burn in direct sun.
- Height – To 4 meters over time.
- Spread – To .75m
- Position – Filtered light.
- Soil Humus rich well drained.
- Drought Tolerant – Medium, the Rhapis Palm will cope with short term dryness.
Rhapis Palm are available for sale from the following nurseries
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In Sydney Try
601 Sunnyholt Road Parklea NSW 2768
Parklea Pots and Plants are affordable, open 7 days and have everything you need for your garden - of any size!. Pots, plants, water features, fruit trees, hedging, potting mix and more.
Opening hours 7 days a week from 8:30am to 5pm
In Melbourne Try
685 Mickleham Rd, GreenVale,Vic 3059
Grass trees, palms, ferns, bromeliads, cycads, cordylines, yucca, bannanas, birds of paradise, succulents, dracaenas, ponytails, for all gardens sizes from small to large landscaped gardens. Advanced Date Palms available.
In Brisbane and The Gold Coast Try
300 Oxley Drive Coombabah QLD 4216
Located on the north end of the Gold Coast at Runaway Bay. The 6 acre site is home to Queensland's biggest & best garden centre. Selling in volume direct to the public. Focus on top quality both in our plant & pot ranges.