Growing Zones: 4-7 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-7 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 5-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 1-5 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Rhapis Excelsa
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Perfect for growing in containers and indoors
The Lady Palm is an extremely popular plant to grow indoors because it easily adapts to areas with low light and even prefers to grow in shaded areas. This palm variety doesn’t need direct sunlight to thrive and will fill any space with unique tropical beauty.
This indoor palm has multiple trunks that lead up to lush, green, fan shaped fronds with long, slender leaflets. Their vivid green hue replaces dull areas of the home or office with a vibrant exotic look.
Lady Palms are commonly found in lobbies, corners of rooms and framing entryways because they are an excellent choice for accent pieces that welcomes visitors with a warm and colorful nature.
They’re often a favorite choice for hotels and office buildings because they are extremely low maintenance. They are drought tolerant and heat resistant, so they’ll grow just fine on their own without being constantly checked on.
This palm is excellent to have around because they will clean the air and filter out pollutants and toxins. Your palm will recycle stale and stuffy air into fresh, clean and crisp oxygen.
Lady Palms are easy to manage and maintain because they are noninvasive and stay relatively small by only reaching heights of about 10 feet tall, with a 2 to 5 foot spread when planted in the ground. In containers they reach about 5 to 6 feet tall and will never outgrow its indoor space.
When planted close together in containers on the deck and patio or in the ground the Lady Palm’s thick foliage grows together to create a solid, living privacy wall. They will block out neighbors while adding a relaxing private island feel to the landscape.
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Palm arrived severely damaged because shipping box was not packed properly; so many fronds were broken that the palm will never regain its appropriate shape.I have asked for a replacement. Fast-Growing-Trees has said it would ship a replacement out but as yet (Friday Aug 10) none has arrived.I think the palm was well-grown but careless shipping ruined it.The Wisteria that was packed in the same box also had severe damage but it is a resilient plant and will recover.The Shipping Department is to blame here.
Planting & Care
The Lady Palm Tree is a great tree to grow in your garden or indoor. It has multiple trunks with lush, green, fan shaped fronds. This particular palm known as “Rhapis Excelsa” performs best in full to partial sun for USDA growing zones 8-11. If located in a colder area, the tree can be successfully container grown for zones as low as 4. Lady palms are slow growers, maturing to a height of 5-10 feet tall and 1-5 feet in width.
Location: Choose a location that receives a lot of sun (6+ hours daily) with well draining soil.
Planting Directions (in the ground):
1) Dig your hole 2-3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Lady palm and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets.
Planting Directions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 1-2 times larger than the pot that the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality acidic potting medium such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Partially fill the container part way, position the palm and fill the remainder leaving a slight space from the rim of the pot.
4) Choose a location on the patio, backyard, or front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
5) Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes, keep the soil slightly moist but not saturated.
6) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.
Watering (in the ground): Palm trees are drought tolerant once established, but will require frequent watering as they establish. Allowing the soil to dry out will weaken the root system of the palm tree. Only allow the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again. The frequency will depend on the climate and how much rain you receiving.
Watering (potted): Stick you finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is still moisture present, leave it be until it dries a bit more.
Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off any dead or damaged fronds as that can leave a wound behind. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.
Mulch: To help enrich the soil and reduce growth competition from weeds, apply a heavy mulch around the trunk, using wood chips, cypress bark or lawn clippings. This will also help to reduce water consumption. Avoid letting the mulch touch the trunk as this can promote rot and/or fungus.
Fertilizing: Nutrients are vital for palm trees to thrive. The sandy, well draining soils they prefer have a tendency for nutrients to leach away quickly. You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. The slow release of these nutrients will provide consistent, targeted feeding to help your tree grow strong and healthy. If you prefer, you can use a balanced fertilizer such as an 8-8-8 formula for quicker growth in spring and summer. To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt or a fertilizer that contains nutrients like manganese which will prevent the yellowing and shriveling of the fronds.
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