Scientific Name: Rhapis excelsa
Common Name: lady palm
Family Name: Arecaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Compound, Spiraled, Leathery, Heavily veined, Parallel venation, Palmate venation, Lustrous, Elliptic, Serrulate
Flowers: Panicle, Yellow, Green-yellow, Red, May-Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), White, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Stems clustered, reed-like, course fibers; leaves eventually forming (3-)5-8(-11) elliptic leaflets (initially palmately deeply lobed), margins finely toothed, tips acute becoming truncate with age, about 30cm long x 2-3cm wide at centre.