Rhapis excelsa “Lady Palm”

Light: Rhapis palm should be placed indoors near a window where it will receive bright, but indirect sunlight. An East facing or Northern exposure is ideal. They may also be placed slightly distant from a west / south exposure.

Water: Rhapis palms like even moisture so water when the top 1-2” of soil feels dry. Never let your plant sit in water for long periods of time. These plants will tolerate drier soils the longer they are established. In the fall and winter, reduce watering slightly. 

Environment: Rhapis palm thrives in typical household environments. Protect your plant from drafts and forced heat or air. Mist the leaves or use a humidifier to elevate humidity in winter. 

Toxicity:  Rhapis palm is reported to be not toxic to animals 

Of Note*: Rhapis palm grows very slowly. They prefer being snug in their pots, so increase size gradually. Watch out for scale and spider mites, which can affect many houseplants. Signs of an infestation include a sticky substance or webbing on the leaves, or a stippled or grainy appearance. Treat with an insecticidal soap if any pests are present.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.