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Common Name : Lady Palm

Scientific Name: Rhapis excelsa

Description: Although this palm was introduced to the United States from Japan, it was probably native to Southern China. This excellent, slow growing houseplant is tolerant to shade conditions. In full sun the leaves are yellowish. Covered in loose brown tissue, the stems look as if they have been wrapped with burlap. Stems arise from the base sometimes making a dense clump in nature. The only value seems to be as an ornamental of which there are many varieties.

Range: Asia


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