Broadleaf Lady Palm - Plant

Rhapis excelsa 
Broadleaf Lady Palm

A strong palm variety!

The striking Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) has glossy palmate leaves which grow on stalks from the clump forming stems which resemble the stems of the bamboo. Very decorative! Shade loving, this is a practically maintenance free palm that will bring the tropics to your home. It is also great as an office plant. Stand this palm in a prominent place where it can be admired!
Delivery height approx. 120 cm.
Show more

This product is not available at the moment.

Have an email alert sent to you when this product is available again.

View our privacy policy.
  • Planting
  • You have several options upon receipt of your Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa):
    • Cover the base of an attractive planter with potsherds or a layer of hydro pellets. A pot with holes in the base on a dish is preferable. Stand your plant in the planter, nursery pot and all. Water immediately.
    • Remove from the nursery pot and pot up in a nice planter with holes in the base and standing on a dish. Cover the holes in the pot with potsherds or a layer of hydro pellets. Add fresh potting compost and stand the root ball at the correct height in the pot. Fill the pot with more compost (to around 3 cm below the edge of the pot) and press firmly down. Water immediately.
    • Just stand your plant on a dish, still in its nursery pot. Water immediately. Be sure not to leave it standing in drainage water for more than 24 hours but do not allow it to dry out.
    Stand the pot in the light indoors. Avoid midday sun.
    The best spot for this large house plant
    The most perfect spot for your Rhapis excelsa is:
    1. Somewhere with lots of light but is protected from the full blast of the midday sun. Mornings and evenings are not a problem and will even be appreciated! About 3 metres from the window would probably be ideal. This plant tolerates quite a bit of shade and even 6 metres from a window should cause no problems.
    2. Somewhere warm - between 18 and 23 degrees centigrade. If you have underfloor heating, so much the better. Standing your Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) above a radiator is not a good idea as your plant will dry out all the quicker with a resulting loss of leaf or leaves that turn brown.
    Show more
  • Care
  • Water your Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) regularly (2x a week in the summer, once a week in the winter) keeping the root ball moist at all times. Feed monthly during the growing season (February – August) adding green houseplant food when watering.

    In summer the Broadleaf Lady Palm can be stood outdoors in its planter on the patio or decking. Do bring back indoors when temperatures falls below 10 degrees centigrade (around the end of September).
    Show more
  • Specifics
  • The Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) is one of the Arecaceae family. It is a slow grower but very strong.

    Originating in the forests of sub-tropical Southern China it is accustomed to shade and relatively dry air. Used in those regions as garden décor, it makes a lovely houseplant in temperate climes.
    Show more
  • Extra information
  • Latin name Rhapis excelsa 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green
    Light preference partial sun ,  full shade
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height120 - 140 cm
    Show more