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Rhapis excelsa, Lady Palm
Var. Ayanishiki (variegated)

Rhapis excelsa

Lady Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Thailand, China
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Always grown from seed and it forms a fairly even, rather compact central clump of thin canes with suckers developing close to each other. Good for indoors. Rhapis subtilis is the other fairly commonly seen species of Rhapis. At less than 4ft mature height this species is easily distinguished from Rhapis excelsa by its smaller size at maturity.

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