Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Common Name Lady Palm
Latin Name Rhapis excelsa
Native China, Vietnam, Japan
Height 13 Feet
Spread varies; runners
Salt Water Tolerance low
Salt Wind Tolerance low
Drought Tolerance low
Soil tolerate most soils; moist
Sun Shade to light sun
Wildlife Attractant n/a
The Lady Palm grows in clumps, which makes it perfect for use as a filler, screen, or accent near a doorway. It is very slow growing, so container planting can be done with great success.
The rhapis excelsa can reach up to 13 feet high, with beautiful palmate leaves, divided into sections, offering great texture as well as a nice tropical feel to your garden.
It throws a small inflorescence at the top of its sheath.
The Lady Palm likes shade with moist soil, but once established it can withstand some drought.
It is also considered to be a cold tolerant palm!