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Zoom Rhapis Excelsa 200mm pot
Zoom Rhapis Excelsa 200mm pot
Zoom Rhapis Excelsa 200mm pot

Rhapis Excelsa 200mm pot

$110.00
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The Rhapis excelsa, commonly known as the Lady Palm, is a popular choice for indoor and outdoor landscaping due to its elegant appearance and resilience. Here's a profile and basic care tips for the Rhapis Palm:

Profile:

  • Scientific Name: Rhapis excelsa
  • Common Names: Lady Palm, Bamboo Palm
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Origin: Native to Southeast Asia, particularly Southern China and Taiwan.

Appearance:

  • The Lady Palm features multiple slender stems covered with dark green, fan-like, glossy leaves.
  • It grows in a clumping form, creating a dense, bushy appearance.

Basic Care Tips:

  1. Light:

    • Prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow more slowly.
    • Protect it from direct sunlight, especially intense afternoon sun.
  2. Watering:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings.
    • Water less frequently in the winter, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings.
  3. Humidity:

    • Adapts well to average indoor humidity. However, it appreciates higher humidity levels.
    • Regular misting or placing the pot on a humidity tray can be beneficial.
  4. Temperature:

    • Thrives in average room temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
    • Can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but it's sensitive to cold drafts and frost.
  5. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix designed for palms or tropical plants is suitable.
    • Repot as needed or when the plant outgrows its current container.
  6. Fertilization:

    • Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
    • Reduce fertilization in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows.
  7. Pruning:

    • Prune brown or yellow fronds as needed to maintain the plant's appearance.
    • Older fronds can be trimmed at the base of the stem.
  8. Pests:

    • Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites and scale. Wipe the leaves regularly to remove dust and discourage pests.

By following these basic care guidelines, you can keep your Lady Palm healthy and flourishing, making it an attractive addition to your indoor or outdoor plant collection.

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