Raphis Palm

*Plant height will vary. 

This is known as a fan palm because of its unique dark green pleated leaves. This palm adapts to any indoor environment and purifies the air. Rhapis is one of the easiest palms to grow! 

Part Sun
Pet Friendly

The Dirt

Native to Southeastern Asia. This palm can grow to be 14ft tall outdoors, however, when grown indoors that reduces the growth rate considerably. It is not unusual for a large Rhapis to be at a nursery for 4-7yrs, which is why these can be expensive. The sturdy dark brown canes/stems can become covered with a fibrous sheath. It is common for the tips to be brown, totally normal. 

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Raphis Palm

Care Tips

Best grown in bright to indirect light

Direct sun can damage the leaves

New fronds come from the center of the trunk. Trim off the lower leaves since the matured leaves can become dull in color 

Insects can hide in the bark sheath, watch out for those buggers

Native to Southeastern Asia

Common Names

Lady Palms
Broadleaf Lady Palm

Botanical Name

Rhapis Excelsa


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