Rhapis excelsa, also known as Lady Palm, is one of the easiest palms to grow. They like their soil to stay moist. Drying the soil severely can cause the foliage to turn grey, and tips to burn.
If the soil becomes too moist, the soil can encourage root rot and damage will eventually show up in the foliage with browning tips, or spotting on the new growth.
Sunlight: Direct or Partial sunlight
Water: Rhapis excelsa should be thoroughly watered by soaking or drenching the entire root system with water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry.
Fertiliser: Keep plant in top form by feeding the plants every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
Plant size: approx. 50cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 17cmø x 15cm
Pot type: Plant comes in brown landscape pot (with drainage hole)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size
Soil for Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Rhapis excelsa needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.