Common name: Bamboo palm
Height at maturity: 1.50 meter
Exposure: partial shade
Plant type: palm tree
Flowering: April – May
Flower color: white
Soil type: humus
Use: pot, in the ground, indoors
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The bamboo palm owes its name to the resemblance of its broad-leaved palms to certain bamboos. It is a robust decorative palm that does well indoors because it does not need a lot of light to grow. Its growth is slow, which has the advantage that rhapis finds its place without difficulty in all the rooms of a house.
It can be planted in the garden but it fears frost. Except in the southern regions, it will require winter protection.
Rhapis excelsa requires a moist substrate and regular misting of its leaves.
This palm is one of the indoor plants known as depolluting the air of homes.