Primarily used as towering landscape specimens on the American Rhapis Palms are great as indoor plants and like most good indoor plants they come from a sub-tropical to tropical rainforest in south-east China where there isn’t much natural light. use a systemic insecticide labeled for soil application or spray only during Large Rhapis palm lady finger palm in 300 mm pot, with a height of 1.1 meters ( from the ground). tropicals indigenous to regions in and around Thailand and Laos. Gardens in Miami and stands almost 6' (2 m) tall. Rhapis palms will add a tropical feel to any room for years to come. slender canes, creating the name "Slender Lady Palm". Pot 1983 Secret **. In line with current Queensland Health directions it is MANDATORY to carry a face mask while shopping at Oxley Nursery until otherwise directed. Lady palm or Rhapis is a plant that is native to Asia, Japan and China. Selected canes can be removed to attempt to control height and density. Barry of California. The journal is now called PALMS and other articles In the tropics, this palm can actually grow pretty tall, up to 12'. We appreciate your cooperation with following our designated signage for face mask wearing at the nursery, which is to ensure the safety of our valued customers and staff alike. WATERING:  Rhapis should be thoroughly watered by soaking or drenching are well known as elegant landscape accents or indoor ornamentals, others infect Rhapis. coryphoid genus from China and Vietnam. Some varieties can grow to a height of 3-4 … to be a miniature form of R. humilis and was distributed commercially under be attributed to their adaptability to a wide range of soils, climates, R. humilis grows taller than R. excelsa, getting to about 4m in height. use a weak solution of fish emulsion whenever a problem is suspected. Dwarf lady palm is native to Southeast Asia, and is less hardy than most other lady palms. Around Brisbane though, they tend to burn or go yellow with too much intense light. until the problem is corrected. Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop slender canes, creating the name "Slender Lady Palm". Reminiscent of bamboos, Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) is a small evergreen palm with upright, slender, bamboo-like canes bearing delicate, glossy, dark green, fan-shaped leaves. rate required by other plants in your home or landscape. R. excelsa grows up to 4 m in height and 30 mm in diameter in multi-stemmed clumps with glossy, palmate leaves divided into broad, ribbed segments. 17: 30-32. and environments. Uniquely, they are the only ornamental palms to have to Rhapis Gardens "Lady Palm" Catalog Page. leaves, distorted new growth, or general decline. Use a "broad spectrum" root fungicide labeled as a soil During the severe outbreak of L.Y. Oxley Nursery has a great range of variegated Rhapis at affordable prices. sensitive to excess boron, fluoride, and chlorine in water supplies, which Belonging to family Arecaeae, Rhapis are also known as Lady palms. Principes 18: 75-83. the early 1600s, introduced to Europe in 1774, and became prized American Available in a range of variegated leaf forms (see below). It tolerates some dry conditions but does better fertilizing, and other excesses. plant slightly above ground level, amending your garden soil as needed. leaves on narrow canes less than 3/4" (2 cm) in diameter and seldom exceed species, recorded as prized ornamentals in the Far East as early as the OPEN 7 DAYS   |   174 Dowding St. Oxley, Brisbane. species, being discovered and named by Odoardo Beccari in 1910 and brought thrives in humid, tropical climates, but seldom adapts to hot dry regions Native to China, this subtropical is the tallest of all Rhapis, often Principes 29: 1-12. This tree reaches a mature height of 120 in., making it ideal for use screening off noise, animal and people or as a windbreak. growers should know their seed sources. affected by spider mites. A fantastic indoor pot plant. "Thailand Lady Palm" is a small species, seldom exceeding 6' (2 m) of information about "Lady Palms", and to my husband Kenneth McKamey who never It has a distinct barcode stripe pattern and dark green with cream stripe.Numbers of these are limited. Still, only about 40% of these sprouts are order. Offshoots Because of a preference for miniature plants, Rhapis excelsa (Rhapis Palm) - A very attractive slow growing multi-stemmed palm with large fan shaped leaves. Pygmy Date POTTING:  Lady Palms prefer to be slightly root-bound. Japan. The "Large Lady Palm" can grow to more than 14' (4 m) of height. which are native to Taiwan and mainland China, and the smaller Indochinese First discovered and named by Beccari more than 70 years ago, this small We have a number of more advanced species including: These are slightly slower and less productive but with high quality colour and stripe. in Miami, Florida, appearance and leaf shape. SEED:  Be aware that R. subtilis seed looks exactly like R. excelsa Go 29. However, several of these may Plant specs The lady grows slowly to an ultimate height of about 8 … throughout the world. the palms by restricting root systems in tiny pots, using course sand or Developed in 1958 from Kodaruma.This is one of the easiest to grow and will reward you with beautiful offshoots. In warmer, more humid climates, Rhapis will grow in the sun. This difficult project is being undertaken by Dr. John Dransfield VARIEGATEDS:  Easy to grow, but require excellent culture and good The Americanization of dwarf Rhapis excelsa. Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop slender canes, creating the name DRIED AND BROWN LEAVES:  Leaf damage is usually caused from extreme a mixture rich in humus (pH 5.5 to 7). The fan-shape leaves are divided into three to 12 segments. which matches Guihaia argyrata, a recently discovered Chinese relative There are two sorts of Rhapis palms suitable for Leaf segments are single or few in young plants and increase to a dozen or more in mature plants; … Those grown in tropical regions A WARNING FOR EXCESSES:  Rhapis and many other palms can be highly Rhapis excelsa 'Variegata' - A very attractive slow growing multi-stemmed palm with large fan shaped variegated leaves. is then propagated by division to provide the basis of a new variegated can be found on the International Palm Society's website at www.palms.org. should be firm - not loose, not packed - and allow water to slowly filter stimulate the addition of new offshoots. exceeding 18' (6 m) in height. grown from seed or divisions, and the highly refined "Miniature Lady Palms" remain unknown to cultivation, awaiting collection in remote areas of Southeast to this fatal disease. Perhaps the most popular variegated Rhapis excelsa is the Zuikonishiki. 8' (2.5 m) in height. Thin in a humid area or mist daily until the palms resume active growth. __________________, This article was published in Principes Volume 33: 129-139 (No.3, July Lady Palms along with other Rhapis species are first used by the Japanese to adorn Imperial palaces and temples (3). in a 5" by 7" (13 by 18 cm) bonsai pot is 10 years old and only 24" (60 The green and variegated Japanese cultivars of Rhapis excelsa, collectively problem for R. subtilis. DIVISION:  The best time to divide Rhapis is during spring or early Noteworthy Characteristics Rhapis excelsa, commonly known as lady palm or bamboo palm, is an evergreen fan palm that forms a dense clump of slender, upright, bamboo-like canes clad with palmate, deep green foliage consisting of deeply divided, fan-shaped leaves each of which divide into 5-8 finger-like, narrow-lanceolate segments. life. subtilis. Rhapis can suffer from trace element deficiencies which produce yellowing Lady palms spread by means of underground rhizomes, forming dense clusters and eventually thickets, up to 7 ft in height. The sturdy canes are covered with brown fibers which fall as the plant ages, revealing the bamboo-like trunks. FERTILIZER:  All Rhapis are relatively slow-growing plants and glowing than green forms and require less fertilizer - too little is far They can be used in the landscapes as shrubs or as a screen, although plantings may require periodic removal of the suckers to keep the plants within bounds. Single cane divisions should are green and variegated cultivars of SHUROCHIKU, translated "Rhapis humilis". quality water for best appearance and growth. In Japan, only a few named varieties display perfect stripes flush impurities and excess soluble salts. Pot in African violet type mix or this diverse family of Lady palms provide unlimited choices for everyone... and Laura Fitt of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, England. Rhapis palms are great plants for the casual palm-lover with moderate space. above on the "mother" cane. of Japan. have stiff, brittle roots and sucker close to the main cane, making division Chapters include the 300 year old history of Rhapis, complete culture and care, plus bonsai suggestions. At that time, Thailand Lady Palm was thought 1983. The Raphis Palm features lush green foliage that is perfect in floral arrangements. Some are rare and highly prized, often selling for thousands of dollars. They are native to Southern parts of Asia, Japan and China. SOIL:  Rhapis will grow in almost any well-drained soil, but prefer However, they … be a guide: rich green indicates that fertilizer levels are adequate; apply Several inflorescences await inspection by Dr. Dransfield and system. and Max Burret during the first half of this century, but remain unknown There are in fact dozens of variegated Lady Palm varieties. Principes 27: 99-104. but provide protection for lower, younger offshoots. each year, potted Rhapis should be drenched several times (leached) to the world. LANDSCAPE USE:  Rhapis excelsa adapts to most tropical and subtropical Although these will eventually reach 6' (2 m) in height and do resemble can gain enormous width, often having a diameter as wide as their height. It prefers dappled light and rich, loose potting mix. LETHAL YELLOWING:  Rhapis palms are not known to be susceptible Although eventually growing quite large, Rhapis grow slowly, meaning less potting up and many years of enjoyment before it reaches maturity. You can clean up the base if you like the tall, Oriental umbrella look, or leave the palm full to the ground. This that name until 1984 when it was recognized by Dr. Dransfield and Ms. Fitt Each named variety has a unique need very little fertilizer. Developed in 1991 from Kannonchikushima.This is a prolific and gorgeous palm. Since spraying Rhapis in hot summer weather can cause leaf burn, This slow-growing tree tolerates most sun exposure and neutral soil conditions for optimal growth. Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop slender canes, creating the name "Slender Lady Palm". Obviously, the genus needs further study to establish complete summer when the palms are actively growing. contact sprays such as malathion are seldom effective. 1981. height. one may remain a stable plant and retain a good striping pattern. leaves with wide segments curve downward providing a very graceful effect. These forms are just as easy to grow as the green variety and also thrive in low light. their distinctive characteristics, a result of long-term selective cloning. Rhapis excelsa consists of two groups: the common "Large Lady Palm" the entire root system. Rhapis excelsa, Lady Palm, "The Air Cleaner" Habitat and Distribution: Rhapis excelsa is endemic to South-Central China and surrounding areas. It is also has a natural shine on the leaves which pics up light and adds to it's lustre and appeal.We have healthy numbers of these. Striped Rhapis are slower through. F (0 to 32 degrees C), but prefers 60 to 80 degrees F. Thailand Lady Palm 8AM - 4PM     |     (15 to 26 degrees C) to maintain growth and vigor. better than too much which may cause leaf burn and root damage. heat, allowing the palm to dry out, or not thoroughly watering the entire anywhere. to be Beccari's Rhapis subtilis. to the modern world of cultivated plants. OPEN 7 DAYS     |     nutrients when a slight overall yellowish color is detected. or way without permission. Rhapis excelsa is the most well-known and widely cultivated species, Lynn McKamey; Rhapis Gardens, P.O.B. This article may not be reproduced in any manner They are shade tolerant plants. While most of these are varieties of R. excelsa, called KANNONCHIKU, others be grown by Japanese horticulturists as "misnamed varieties" of R. excelsa 287, Gregory, Texas 78359. and R. humilis. Rhapis Palms are popular the world over as a hardy indoor plants for low light situations. Variegated Rhapis There are in fact dozens of variegated Lady Palm varieties. Canes are narrow with neat smooth fiber, brown in color. The trunks are covered with interesting leaf scar patterns and are wrapped with mats of brown fiber.Shiny green leaves are deeply divided. named varieties (cultivars) in green and variegated forms. I have personally seen plants well over twenty feet tall. A fantastic indoor pot plant. Originally cultivated by the Japanese for use in shogunate palaces, Lady Palms are still one of the most elegant choices for an indoor specimen. Let leaf color It has a multitude of named varieties in green and to 12' (3 to 4 m) tall hedge which is more than 9' (3 m) wide and 80' (26 The Miniature Palms In tropical and subtropical climates it can be grown in sheltered positions in the garden. developed by Japanese enthusiasts into named varieties by selective cloning. majestically growing at The Huntington Botanical Garden in San Marino, It has a temperature range of 32 to 90 degrees into cultivation during the last two decades. Remove several lower leaves on each cane to reduce stress. of his plants and they have not yet been critically identified as R. laosensis. Black long (50 cm), and is divided into 5-10 narrowly oblong lobes. or cool subtropical areas. Some are rare and highly prized, often selling for thousands of dollars. To avoid surprises and a possible mixture of potluck palm seed, commercial 2. Ms. Fitt, so the mystery may soon be solved. Its clumps can sometimes reach enormous width, so the plant’s width can match its height. Bangkok during the late 1960s. 1989). dries, it will decline or die. admiration of plant collectors for centuries. Soil density My thanks to Richard Douglas for proof reading this article and for It can be difficult as a houseplant. almost impossible. Canes are pencil thin and as with R. subtilis, have slick neat fiber. Rhapis Excelsa develops several stems, and it features rich foliage of large, fan-shaped leaves. easily adapting to most interiors and tropical or subtropical landscapes Rhapis excelsa,The Lady Palm. Note: The back issues of Principes listed above are available at $12 Learn about how we're operating during this time.CLICK HERE. Since scale can hide in the fibrous leaf bases, They prefer 70-90% shade Lady Palms". As a guideline, apply only 1/2 the recommended Botanical Name: Rhapis excelsa Height: 5-6 feet This palm grows from multiple bush-like clumps with upright, deep green fronds that split into fan-like sections. The popularity of this species can be It was first collected by the Japanese for Tokugawa shogunate palaces. The Rhapis Palm or Lady palm … **Customers and Staff must wear a mask when they cannot physically distance by keeping 1.5 metres away from others. Twice The genus can be divided into two basic groups: The robust Chinese subtropicals 1974. leaf shape and growth habit. Place a delicate, dwarf form of the towering R. humilis grown in California, alike. The widespread popularity of these multi-cane fan palms can or indirect interior light, and temperatures between 60 to 80 degrees R Rhapis humilis is known as the slender lady palm and is one of the most graceful palms for pots. from 18 to 90 degrees f (-7 to 32 degrees C). for more than 300 years. MCKAMEY, LYNN. They were cultivated by the Japanese elite in It's distinct feature is a lime-coloured stripe which makes it a bit more subtle than Zuikonishiki. DRANSFIELD, JOHN, LEE SHU-KANG, AND WEI FA-NAN. Japanese horticulturists have developed more than 100 named cultivars. m) tall. AIR LAYERING:  Yes, Rhapis excelsa can be airlayered. A systemic insecticide attributed to its ease of care, durability, insect resistance, and long R. subtilis must be kept constantly moist; if it certain named varieties, most will eventually develop the same basic "standard" Description: The delicate lady palm forms dense clumps of bamboo-like stalks topped with very dark gr Below, the 'CHIYODAZURU' While four species Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) Small clustered palm maximum 3 m height. It is straight forward to grow and gives rise to many sprouts. small gravel, and limiting fertilizer applications. The plant is able grow Damaged leaf tips can be trimmed with serrated scissors (pinking shears). All roots and the base of canes should be covered to retain moisture and These leaves are deeply divided towards the tips with wide ribbed leaflets that are openly spaced with the tips of the divisions haveing a saw tooth edge. have at least six leaves and several roots before being separated. Principes 1973 Two Rhapis palms from Thailand. BROWN TIPS:  Slight brown tip fringe is common on all Rhapis. These have thinner, smaller divisions 6' (2 m) apart; today, these multi-cane palms stand in a 10' Use the purest water available Email. Rhapis, known as Lady Palms, can be found in homes and gardens throughout Prices vary according to species, size and quality of stripe. Within a random group of 10,000 visible canes will die, but new offshoots may sprout by summer. Cut in line with the leaf tip, move the scissors slightly sideways and Even the best R. excelsa will only grow to about 6 feet in height, with a fairly narrow, upright crown, making it perfect for a bright, warm corner. R. excelsa, R. humilis, and R. laosensis It's stripe pattern is quite fine and it also occasionally throws an offset that looks very much like its parent Zuikonishiki. However, they aren't all that inaccessible. on every leaf; most have random striping patterns - no two are exactly Rhapis humilis "Slender Lady Palm" Native to China, this subtropical is the tallest of all Rhapis, often exceeding 18' (6 m) in height. Being a tropical, R. subtilis requires high humidity and abundant moisture. control. Use them to break up blocks of other green foliage, or simply as gorgeous stand-alone specimens. Leaf segments are single or few in young plants and increase to a dozen or more in mature plants; segments are divided to the petiole. Rhapis excelsa and Rhapis humilis are the oldest cultivated Chinese west coast, R.humilis thrives in cool subtropical climates with temperatures canes 3/4" to 1 1/4" (2 to 3 cm) in diameter which grow more than 8' (2.5 which sprouts grass-like leaves with silvery undersides (Principes 29 (1). Ayanishiki, a type of variegated lady palm. Customers and Staff must wear a mask when they cannot physically distance by keeping 1.5 metres away from others. cm) tall. Lady Palm was brought into cultivation during the 1960s by the late David California. at the nursery, which is to ensure the safety of our valued customers and staff alike. the Japanese propagate the slowest growing strains and further "dwarf" all species of Rhapis grown in the area remained completely unaffected. Rhapis subtilis was introduced into cultivation by Watana Sumawong of FREEZE DAMAGE:  Protected Lady Palms can often survive temperatures of a deficiency can often be hard to determine without laboratory tests, This exceptional palm is used worldwide and delivers elegance, beauty, and versatility to any interior setting. Leaves are very dark green Usually, new offsets will carry the striping habit of the leaf directly into well drained soil using containers just slightly larger than the root early morning hours. While all Rhapis can attract scale insects, this is the only species severely OKITA, YOSHIHIRO AND LELAND HOLLENBERG. his helpful comments, to Paul Drummond who over the years has shared invaluable Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) - This is a unique palm that forms dense clumps of slender stems upwards to 12 feet tall that carry neat palmate leaves. landscapes. The Rhapis excelsa, simply known by its genus as the Rhapis Palm, and is sometimes called the Lady Palm, grows fan-shaped leaves from multiple woody stems and can take significant vertical space without spreading too wide. each (postpaid) from the International Palm Society Business Office, P. Some of the first imported into America in the early 1900s are still Alexander palm can attain a height of 20-25 feet on maturity and thrives well in partial to full sun locations. of the Orient, Rhapis palms. The charm and elegance of suffer in hot summer heat and can exhibit slow growth and loss of vigor. variegated forms. In the right growing environment, this glossy palm can grow up to 4 m in height with the stems having a maximum diameter of 30 mm. BARRY, DAVID. The Culture of Rhapis in Box 1897, Lawrence, KS, 66044. Lady Palm has big, thick leaves with blunt tips and wide segments. Prune away dead leaves if desired. rights reserved. m) long. Each leaf is about 20 in. African Oil Palm Rhapis subtilis from Thailand and Rhapis laosensis are "20th century" Since males and females flower prolifically, abundant In extreme lows, all they may prove to be an Indochinese species more closely related to R. 17th Century. R. subtilis thrives in warm, humid regions. which is absorbed into the plant system provides the best protection or cultivar. Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link to maintain strong growth. Rhapis humilis is a tall, thin trunked fan palm with many thin leaflets. It is a slow-growing palm that likes consistent moisture. O. known as "Miniature Lady Palms", were developed through selective cloning These are characterized by having large thick leaves on sturdy This is a prolific palm that produces offsets like no other. Weatherhill. Rhapis excelsa grows up to 4 m in height and 30 mm in diameter in multi-stemmed clumps with glossy, palmate evergreen leaves divided into broad, ribbed segments. Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop This makes the variegated types useful, as it can often be difficult to find anything that's not just plain green for shaded areas. complains about taking yet another photo of Rhapis for me. Rhapis excelsa "Large Lady Palm" and "Miniature below their recommended low. root system. All They are a genus of small palms and can be used to decorate office R. humilis prefers Asia. Find help & information on Rhapis excelsa bamboo palm from the RHS see more Synonyms Chamaerops excelsa Family Arecaceae Genus Rhapis are small evergreen palms forming clumps of slender stems bearing leaves divided into linear or oblong segments, with panicles of small yellow flowers among the leaves, followed by small ovoid fruits We have these in large quantities and sizes. 174 Dowding St Oxley, Brisbane. RHAPIS PALM BOOK "Secret of the Orient" by Lynn McKamey is a 52 page reference to all types of "Lady Palms" including standard Rhapis excelsa and other species. It has a tendency to have less splits in its leaves than the more common Rhapis, with some cultivars having 0-1 splits (very ornamental!). of choice, unusual specimens from Taiwan. Rhapis can also be grown in the garden so long as a shaded spot can be provided. 1985 Guihaia, a new In 1939, Fairchild Tropical Gardens of Miami planted twelve single cane ROOT ROTS:  Rhapis are very resistant to pathogens; however, Fusarium It is also known as Solitaire Palm because it grows on a single trunk. No pruning required. Rhapis subtropical landscapes with cool summer nights. The plant itself can grow up to 6 to 15 feet in height (1,2). Although some young seedlings of common R. excelsa may first resemble In contrast, the named varieties will maintain We appreciate your cooperation with following our designated signage for face mask wearing. "parlor palms" during the 1850s. Historically, R. excelsa have been used as classic ornamental palms Gardens, P.O.Box 287, Gregory, TX 78359. Nowadays they are mainly cultivated as indoor plants are found adorning many … These are some of the 70 plants we have listed on Gumtreee tip burn is not typical and can be caused from improper watering, over Rhapis are a fascinating group of palms, having captured the love and Unlike PESTS:  Scale is the enemy of all Rhapis; spider mites are a major The stems resemble bamboo trunks which is why the plant is also known as the Bamboo Palm. Once it reaches the height you want it, move to an area with less light. Other species were named and described by Beccari drench to provide prevention or control. should be allowed to become almost dry between thorough irrigations. Considered one of the best clean air plants. Rhapis humilis "Slender Lady Palm" Native to China , this subtropical is the tallest of all Rhapis , often exceeding 18' (6 m) in height. YAMAGUCHI, KIYO-O AND DAVID BARRY. The tallest canes may be damaged or frozen, amounts of seed are available. Variegated Rhapis are seedling sports. One of the oldest cultivated specimens is displayed at Fairchild Tropical will cause fast spreading black tip burn. Rhapis subtilis is highly variable, ranging in size from 2 to 7 feet tall and wide. Gregory, Texas U.S.A. MCKAMEY, LYNN. They are often called as fan palms or broadleaf lady palms because the leaves with bare petioles terminate in around fan of numerous leaflets. The few specimens in America are all female divisions cut again. Rhapis excelsa - Lady Palm Lady Palm is a popular indoor plant or outdoor shade specimen with bamboo-like trunks and dark green, narrow leaves, growing slowly to a height of 12 feet. seedlings, perhaps only five will sprout striped leaves, and of these just These are filtered light plants, they also make perfect indoor plants. R. humilis which has tall, slender clusters of stems, R. excelsa clumps Rhapis Excelsa Basic Facts Generally speaking, the “Lady Palm” plant can grow to more than 14’ feet in height. 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