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Lady Palm- Rhapis Palm

The Lady Palm, AKA the Rhapis Palm, is an elegant plant with lush green fronds. Originating from subtropical regions, this plant features stunning fan-shaped leaves and slender stems reminiscent of bamboo. Whether you place it in your living room or office, this green beauty aesthetic appeal will create a tranquil oasis in your surroundings.

A Lady Palm plant displayed in a grey garden pot

General Care


While it flourishes in bright, indirect light, it can also tolerate lower light levels, making it ideal for those cozy corners and offices with limited sunlight. 


It prefers slightly moist soil but should never be waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering. 


Moderate humidity is the preferred environment. While it appreciates slightly higher humidity levels, it can adapt to average indoor humidity as well. 


It thrives in a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Ensuring the soil has proper drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. 

This plant features stunning fan-shaped leaves and slender stems reminiscent of bamboo.

Fun Facts about the Lady Palm:

  1. Air-purifying properties: The Rhapis Palm is aesthetically pleasing and excels at purifying the air by filtering out harmful toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide. Its presence can contribute to a healthier indoor environment.
  2. Symbol of good fortune: In some cultures, the Lady Palm symbolises good luck and fortune. It is believed to bring positive energy, wealth, and prosperity to its surroundings. 
  3. Ancient origins: The Rhapis Palm has a rich history that dates back centuries. Chinese emperors highly regarded it and often featured in royal gardens. Its elegant beauty has also been immortalised in traditional Chinese paintings and poetry.

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