Rhapis excelsa add a touch of class to any interior. Their prestige is, in part, derived from the fact they are more slow growing than other common palms. With a columnar shape, they compliment spaces with high ceilings or other columnar features. The excelsa variety is more robust than its cousin the Rhapis humilis, with less sensitivity to inconsistent watering (its leaf tips do brown if not cared for properly, but less so), and it does surprisingly well in low-light conditions.
This rather large plant will need a rather large planter. Get in touch to find out what the options are. We also offer a full delivery and installation service (London only), if required.
Please note, there is a 1-2 week leadtime for our extra large plants.
Delivery / Installation (London only)
We only offer our extra large plants to customers based in London. We deliver personally with a large van to ensure they arrive in the best possible condition, hence the higher delivery cost. We're happy to advise on placement and general plant care when delivering.
If you'd like the full works including delivery and installation by a professional team using top quality substrate, just get in touch and we'll provide a quote: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.
Happy with plenty of indirect light but can tolerate fairly low light conditions.
Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows.
Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
Prune out any brown or dried leaves by cutting as close the the base of the plant as possible.
Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).