Belonging to family Arecaeae, Rhapis are also known as Lady palms. They are native to Southern parts of Asia, Japan and China. They are shade tolerant plants. They are a genus of small palms and can be used to decorate office spaces, homes etc. These plants also purify air to some extend and some genus are also known to purify pollutants like Benzene, Formaldehyde etc from the air. They are low maintenance plants and can grow even in mild neglect. The plant is very durable and make excellent choices as ornamental houseplants.
About the Rhapis Plant:
- The leaves are large, dark green with a blunt tip.
- The plant is low maintenance and requires low level of water for survival.
- The plant is durable and can survive a range of conditions.
- The plant also has mild air-purifying properties.
- The plant is an excellent options as a houseplant.
- The plant is mostly used as ornamental pieces.
- The plant can grow in accordance with the size of pot.
What You Get?
- Healthy grown Raphis plant upto 1.8- 2 feet tall. Mentioned height is including the pot height.
- Repotted in a 12 inch pot (brown/ black as shown in image). The color of the pot will depend on the availability. Default color is black color pot & plate.
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How to care for Rhapis Plant?
Check below for the plant care tips:
Light and Temperature Tips for Rhapis Plant:
- The plant grows best in bright indirect light and can adapt to low light after a month or two of gradual relocation.
- Direct sun can burn the leaf tips.
- Temperatures can range between 10 to 28 degrees Celsius for the plant to grow.
- The plant can tolerate moderate levels of humidity.
Water Tips for Healthy Growth of Rhapis Plant
- Watering should be monitored for the plant.
- The plant dies due to root rot if over watered.
- Water the plant only when the top 2 inches dry off.
Fertilizing Tips for Rhapis Plant
- Use a well-draining soil for potting.
- These plants require low fertilization so diluted fertilizers should be used (about 1/4th the strength)
- Fertilize the plant every 45 days or so.