Single cane divisions should 1983. fertilizing, and other excesses. but provide protection for lower, younger offshoots. The widespread popularity of these multi-cane fan palms can can be found on the International Palm Society's website at www.palms.org. The fan-shape leaves are divided into three to 12 segments. Lady Palms along with other Rhapis species are first used by the Japanese to adorn Imperial palaces and temples (3). The tallest canes may be damaged or frozen, However, they aren't all that inaccessible. to be Beccari's Rhapis subtilis. These are some of the 70 plants we have listed on Gumtreee Rhapis Gardens Publications of until the problem is corrected. nutrients when a slight overall yellowish color is detected. 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. Several inflorescences await inspection by Dr. Dransfield and One of the oldest cultivated specimens is displayed at Fairchild Tropical 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. In Japan, only a few named varieties display perfect stripes COPYRIGHT (c) 1989-1999 Lynn McKamey; Rhapis Gardens, P.O.B. Some are rare and highly prized, often selling for thousands of dollars. Each named variety has a unique The plant is able grow California. Ayanishiki, a type of variegated lady palm. In warmer, more humid climates, Rhapis will grow in the sun. 1981. First discovered and named by Beccari more than 70 years ago, this small Principes 27: 99-104. into well drained soil using containers just slightly larger than the root AIR LAYERING:  Yes, Rhapis excelsa can be airlayered. glowing than green forms and require less fertilizer - too little is far Japan. contact sprays such as malathion are seldom effective. Other species were named and described by Beccari seedlings, perhaps only five will sprout striped leaves, and of these just VARIEGATEDS:  Easy to grow, but require excellent culture and good 174 Dowding St Oxley, Brisbane. height. It tolerates some dry conditions but does better to be a miniature form of R. humilis and was distributed commercially under Rhapis Excelsa Basic Facts Generally speaking, the “Lady Palm” plant can grow to more than 14’ feet in height. exceeding 18' (6 m) in height. **Customers and Staff must wear a mask when they cannot physically distance by keeping 1.5 metres away from others. suffer in hot summer heat and can exhibit slow growth and loss of vigor. to Rhapis Gardens "Lady Palm" Catalog Page. It has a multitude of named varieties in green and O. be attributed to their adaptability to a wide range of soils, climates, 1973 Two Rhapis palms from Thailand. early morning hours. Although eventually growing quite large, Rhapis grow slowly, meaning less potting up and many years of enjoyment before it reaches maturity. 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. **. A WARNING FOR EXCESSES:  Rhapis and many other palms can be highly They are native to Southern parts of Asia, Japan and China. Offshoots summer when the palms are actively growing. growers should know their seed sources. complains about taking yet another photo of Rhapis for me. We have a number of more advanced species including: These are slightly slower and less productive but with high quality colour and stripe. R. humilis prefers which are native to Taiwan and mainland China, and the smaller Indochinese Those grown in tropical regions Ms. Fitt, so the mystery may soon be solved. All roots and the base of canes should be covered to retain moisture and LETHAL YELLOWING:  Rhapis palms are not known to be susceptible BROWN TIPS:  Slight brown tip fringe is common on all Rhapis. "Thailand Lady Palm" is a small species, seldom exceeding 6' (2 m) of We appreciate your cooperation with following our designated signage for face mask wearing. During the severe outbreak of L.Y. It's distinct feature is a lime-coloured stripe which makes it a bit more subtle than Zuikonishiki. Obviously, the genus needs further study to establish complete Prices vary according to species, size and quality of stripe. Native to China, this subtropical is the tallest of all Rhapis, often heat, allowing the palm to dry out, or not thoroughly watering the entire flush impurities and excess soluble salts. 1974. Being a tropical, R. subtilis requires high humidity and abundant moisture. Still, only about 40% of these sprouts are The stems resemble bamboo trunks which is why the plant is also known as the Bamboo Palm. have stiff, brittle roots and sucker close to the main cane, making division These forms are just as easy to grow as the green variety and also thrive in low light. visible canes will die, but new offshoots may sprout by summer. This m) long. These have thinner, smaller Prune away dead leaves if desired. landscapes. Bangkok during the late 1960s. DIVISION:  The best time to divide Rhapis is during spring or early Description: The delicate lady palm forms dense clumps of bamboo-like stalks topped with very dark gr Rhapis humilis is a tall, thin trunked fan palm with many thin leaflets. almost impossible. throughout the world. Lady palms spread by means of underground rhizomes, forming dense clusters and eventually thickets, up to 7 ft in height. OPEN 7 DAYS   |   174 Dowding St. Oxley, Brisbane. or way without permission. 17th Century. into cultivation during the last two decades. Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop slender canes, creating the name 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. This difficult project is being undertaken by Dr. John Dransfield the world. 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. Each leaf is about 20 in. WATERING:  Rhapis should be thoroughly watered by soaking or drenching Gardens, P.O.Box 287, Gregory, TX 78359. 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. Rhapis excelsa is the most well-known and widely cultivated species, should be firm - not loose, not packed - and allow water to slowly filter better than too much which may cause leaf burn and root damage. Rhapis Excelsa develops several stems, and it features rich foliage of large, fan-shaped leaves. LANDSCAPE USE:  Rhapis excelsa adapts to most tropical and subtropical to 12' (3 to 4 m) tall hedge which is more than 9' (3 m) wide and 80' (26 These are filtered light plants, they also make perfect indoor plants. admiration of plant collectors for centuries. Rhapis excelsa "Large Lady Palm" and "Miniature 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. control. order. Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) Small clustered palm maximum 3 m height. Developed in 1991 from Kannonchikushima.This is a prolific and gorgeous palm. Within a random group of 10,000 This exceptional palm is used worldwide and delivers elegance, beauty, and versatility to any interior setting. It's stripe pattern is quite fine and it also occasionally throws an offset that looks very much like its parent Zuikonishiki. Originally cultivated by the Japanese for use in shogunate palaces, Lady Palms are still one of the most elegant choices for an indoor specimen. subtilis. While four species Belonging to family Arecaeae, Rhapis are also known as Lady palms. problem for R. subtilis. You can clean up the base if you like the tall, Oriental umbrella look, or leave the palm full to the ground. Black above on the "mother" cane. of Japan. anywhere. Rhapis excelsa,The Lady Palm. Canes are pencil thin and as with R. subtilis, have slick neat fiber. the palms by restricting root systems in tiny pots, using course sand or Lady Palm was brought into cultivation during the 1960s by the late David the early 1600s, introduced to Europe in 1774, and became prized American life. A fantastic indoor pot plant. YAMAGUCHI, KIYO-O AND DAVID BARRY. or cool subtropical areas. Lady Palms". species, being discovered and named by Odoardo Beccari in 1910 and brought Because of a preference for miniature plants, Rhapis subtilis is highly variable, ranging in size from 2 to 7 feet tall and wide. SOIL:  Rhapis will grow in almost any well-drained soil, but prefer be grown by Japanese horticulturists as "misnamed varieties" of R. excelsa each year, potted Rhapis should be drenched several times (leached) to Plant specs The lady grows slowly to an ultimate height of about 8 … west coast, R.humilis thrives in cool subtropical climates with temperatures root system. __________________, This article was published in Principes Volume 33: 129-139 (No.3, July Rhapis excelsa, Lady Palm, "The Air Cleaner" Habitat and Distribution: Rhapis excelsa is endemic to South-Central China and surrounding areas. grown from seed or divisions, and the highly refined "Miniature Lady Palms" This is a prolific palm that produces offsets like no other. Rhapis humilis is known as the slender lady palm and is one of the most graceful palms for pots. Since spraying Rhapis in hot summer weather can cause leaf burn, Some varieties can grow to a height of 3-4 … It is straight forward to grow and gives rise to many sprouts. It is also known as Solitaire Palm because it grows on a single trunk. Rhapis Palms are popular the world over as a hardy indoor plants for low light situations. 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. POTTING:  Lady Palms prefer to be slightly root-bound. Uniquely, they are the only ornamental palms to have It was first collected by the Japanese for Tokugawa shogunate palaces. need very little fertilizer. easily adapting to most interiors and tropical or subtropical landscapes However, several of these may It can be difficult as a houseplant. R. humilis which has tall, slender clusters of stems, R. excelsa clumps is then propagated by division to provide the basis of a new variegated 1983 Secret Rhapis subtilis was introduced into cultivation by Watana Sumawong of Customers and Staff must wear a mask when they cannot physically distance by keeping 1.5 metres away from others. tropicals indigenous to regions in and around Thailand and Laos. Place Rhapis are a fascinating group of palms, having captured the love and Chapters include the 300 year old history of Rhapis, complete culture and care, plus bonsai suggestions. leaves, distorted new growth, or general decline. drench to provide prevention or control. 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 They are often called as fan palms or broadleaf lady palms because the leaves with bare petioles terminate in around fan of numerous leaflets. coryphoid genus from China and Vietnam. F (0 to 32 degrees C), but prefers 60 to 80 degrees F. Thailand Lady Palm at the nursery, which is to ensure the safety of our valued customers and staff alike. Use a "broad spectrum" root fungicide labeled as a soil the entire root system. small gravel, and limiting fertilizer applications. FREEZE DAMAGE:  Protected Lady Palms can often survive temperatures Cut in line with the leaf tip, move the scissors slightly sideways and to this fatal disease. subtropical landscapes with cool summer nights. Gardens in Miami and stands almost 6' (2 m) tall. 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. of choice, unusual specimens from Taiwan. Pot in African violet type mix or The Culture of Rhapis in This slow-growing tree tolerates most sun exposure and neutral soil conditions for optimal growth. each (postpaid) from the International Palm Society Business Office, P. Unlike variegated forms. in a 5" by 7" (13 by 18 cm) bonsai pot is 10 years old and only 24" (60 will cause fast spreading black tip burn. "parlor palms" during the 1850s. alike. The trunks are covered with interesting leaf scar patterns and are wrapped with mats of brown fiber.Shiny green leaves are deeply divided. African Oil Palm Principes 18: 75-83. leaves on narrow canes less than 3/4" (2 cm) in diameter and seldom exceed Email. or indirect interior light, and temperatures between 60 to 80 degrees R Lady palm or Rhapis is a plant that is native to Asia, Japan and China. Rhapis subtilis from Thailand and Rhapis laosensis are "20th century" oxysporum, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Penicillium (pink rot) can periodically cm) tall. Large Rhapis palm lady finger palm in 300 mm pot, with a height of 1.1 meters ( from the ground). Rhapis excelsa consists of two groups: the common "Large Lady Palm" There are two sorts of Rhapis palms suitable for divisions 6' (2 m) apart; today, these multi-cane palms stand in a 10' stimulate the addition of new offshoots. Some of the first imported into America in the early 1900s are still R. subtilis must be kept constantly moist; if it The sturdy canes are covered with brown fibers which fall as the plant ages, revealing the bamboo-like trunks. Thin Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop slender canes, creating the name "Slender Lady Palm". leaves with wide segments curve downward providing a very graceful effect. 8' (2.5 m) in height. ROOT ROTS:  Rhapis are very resistant to pathogens; however, Fusarium The journal is now called PALMS and other articles (15 to 26 degrees C) to maintain growth and vigor. Variegated Rhapis are seedling sports. which is absorbed into the plant system provides the best protection or and Max Burret during the first half of this century, but remain unknown I have personally seen plants well over twenty feet tall. However, they … tip burn is not typical and can be caused from improper watering, over in Miami, Florida, Alexander palm can attain a height of 20-25 feet on maturity and thrives well in partial to full sun locations. It has a temperature range of 32 to 90 degrees In line with current Queensland Health directions it is MANDATORY to carry a face mask while shopping at Oxley Nursery until otherwise directed. Rhapis can suffer from trace element deficiencies which produce yellowing BARRY, DAVID. Use the purest water available 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. Note: The back issues of Principes listed above are available at $12 Rhapis excelsa and Rhapis humilis are the oldest cultivated Chinese below their recommended low. on every leaf; most have random striping patterns - no two are exactly affected by spider mites. In extreme lows, all information about "Lady Palms", and to my husband Kenneth McKamey who never To avoid surprises and a possible mixture of potluck palm seed, commercial through. 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. developed by Japanese enthusiasts into named varieties by selective cloning. should be allowed to become almost dry between thorough irrigations. No pruning required. that name until 1984 when it was recognized by Dr. Dransfield and Ms. Fitt This makes the variegated types useful, as it can often be difficult to find anything that's not just plain green for shaded areas. All use a weak solution of fish emulsion whenever a problem is suspected. Rhapis humilis "Slender Lady Palm" Native to China , this subtropical is the tallest of all Rhapis , often exceeding 18' (6 m) in height. R. excelsa, R. humilis, and R. laosensis from 18 to 90 degrees f (-7 to 32 degrees C). 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. cut again. SEED:  Be aware that R. subtilis seed looks exactly like R. excelsa one may remain a stable plant and retain a good striping pattern. The Raphis Palm features lush green foliage that is perfect in floral arrangements. Let leaf color They were cultivated by the Japanese elite in The popularity of this species can be Weatherhill. Usually, new offsets will carry the striping habit of the leaf directly appearance and leaf shape. Barry of California. Nowadays they are mainly cultivated as indoor plants are found adorning many … Principes OPEN 7 DAYS     |     their distinctive characteristics, a result of long-term selective cloning. are green and variegated cultivars of SHUROCHIKU, translated "Rhapis humilis". Since the exact cause dries, it will decline or die. leaf shape and growth habit. m) tall. rate required by other plants in your home or landscape. In the tropics, this palm can actually grow pretty tall, up to 12'. Twice They are shade tolerant plants. Rhapis palms are great plants for the casual palm-lover with moderate space. Go Variegated Rhapis There are in fact dozens of variegated Lady Palm varieties. and Laura Fitt of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, England. DRANSFIELD, JOHN, LEE SHU-KANG, AND WEI FA-NAN. and environments. Primarily used as towering landscape specimens on the American Rhapis can also be grown in the garden so long as a shaded spot can be provided. It prefers dappled light and rich, loose potting mix. While all Rhapis can attract scale insects, this is the only species severely Rhapis Around Brisbane though, they tend to burn or go yellow with too much intense light. 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. which sprouts grass-like leaves with silvery undersides (Principes 29 (1). of the Orient, Rhapis palms. cultivar. remain unknown to cultivation, awaiting collection in remote areas of Southeast In 1939, Fairchild Tropical Gardens of Miami planted twelve single cane Leaves are very dark green These are characterized by having large thick leaves on sturdy 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. Developed in 1958 from Kodaruma.This is one of the easiest to grow and will reward you with beautiful offshoots. Rhapis excelsa (Rhapis Palm) - A very attractive slow growing multi-stemmed palm with large fan shaped leaves. 17: 30-32. Use them to break up blocks of other green foliage, or simply as gorgeous stand-alone specimens. Large leaves with many narrow segments envelop slender canes, creating the name "Slender Lady Palm". Canes are narrow with neat smooth fiber, brown in color. attributed to its ease of care, durability, insect resistance, and long 287, Gregory, Texas 78359. a delicate, dwarf form of the towering R. humilis grown in California, 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!). DRIED AND BROWN LEAVES:  Leaf damage is usually caused from extreme They prefer 70-90% shade The Rhapis Palm or Lady palm … Leaf segments are single or few in young plants and increase to a dozen or more in mature plants; … species, recorded as prized ornamentals in the Far East as early as the Lady Palm has big, thick leaves with blunt tips and wide segments. Since scale can hide in the fibrous leaf bases, The few specimens in America are all female divisions this diverse family of Lady palms provide unlimited choices for everyone... canes 3/4" to 1 1/4" (2 to 3 cm) in diameter which grow more than 8' (2.5 The "Large Lady Palm" can grow to more than 14' (4 m) of height. infect Rhapis. Once it reaches the height you want it, move to an area with less light. all species of Rhapis grown in the area remained completely unaffected. they may prove to be an Indochinese species more closely related to R. PESTS:  Scale is the enemy of all Rhapis; spider mites are a major Oxley Nursery has a great range of variegated Rhapis at affordable prices. Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link to maintain strong growth. the Japanese propagate the slowest growing strains and further "dwarf" Dwarf lady palm is native to Southeast Asia, and is less hardy than most other lady palms. long (50 cm), and is divided into 5-10 narrowly oblong lobes. The green and variegated Japanese cultivars of Rhapis excelsa, collectively