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PlantFiles: Laos Lady Palm
Rhapis laoensis

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhapis (RAY-pis) (Info)
Species: laoensis (lay-oh-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:
Palms

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Apr 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

THis is one of the touchier species of Rhapis palms, at least here in Southern California- it needed a bit more warmth and protection that I could offer it- leaves brown-tip badly in marginal climates and poor water. Has only 2-4 leaflets per leaf and they have rounded ends. Very slow plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

La Habra, California
Loxahatchee, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida



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