Large, dramatic plant that tolerates all types of abuse. Easy to maintain because Lady Palms are satisfied with almost any light level (avoid direct sun however) and tolerate a wide range of watering schedules. Rarely attracts insects.
Because water requirements vary with light levels, our hydroponic system is perfect for these plants. Phapis palms in high light can be copious drinkers while plants in low light need less. Just follow the water gauge - no guesswork necessary!
Lady palms are popular because they accept a wide range of conditions without any complaints.
|Medium to low light is fine. Rhapis leaves should be dark green. If your plant has an overall yellowish color, it's getting too much sun.
requirements vary widely depending on light levels. In bright light,
water generously - to 1/2 on gauge. Rewater when water gauge reads
"Min" - which will be about 2 weeks. Do not allow plant to dry ot
If light levels are low, the plant's metabolism slows considerably and it will use much less water. Watering will be about every 3-4 weeks. Thirsty plants will droop. Be careful though, severe droop may be fatal.
|Rhapis tolerate a wide range of temperatures if humidity is satisfactory. Like all palms, these plants prefer cool temps however. Avoid hot air drafts in winter.
|Rhapis tend to get brown tips and the end of their leaves. Impurities from the water source accumulates at the leaf tips causing them to turn brown. Trim these leaf tips with a pinking shears to remove the brown tips and preserve their natural saw tooth appearance.
|What to Watch for:
|Lady Palms resist most insects. The only pests that bothers these plants might be white scale or mealy bugs. White scale is small and non-sticky - usually on new growth. Mealy bugs are white, stickly globs that can show up anywhere.