Rhapis excelsa, Lady Palm. Var. Ayanishiki (variegated)
Var. Ayanishiki (variegated)

Rhapis excelsa

Lady Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Thailand, China
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like plantSeaside, 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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