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Description

A graceful, small, clustering fan palm suited to both indoor and outdoor use.  As an indoor palm the Lady Palm is well suited to offices and the home while outdoors it’s very much underused in New Zealand.

 

Origin

Southern China and Taiwan.

 

Form and size

Clustering fan palm to 3m.

 

Preferred habitat

Remarkably tolerant of both indoor and outdoor conditions provided they have good shade.  As an indoor plant Rhapis is probably the most suitable genus for low light conditions.

Growth rate

  Slow

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  Yes (no direct sunlight)

Wind

  Some tolerance

Sea winds

  Low tolerance

Sun

  Low tolerance

Dryness

  Low tolerance

Frost

  To -5°C

Rhapis excelsa

Lady Palm

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