Rhapis Excelsa Aurea Variegata
Rhapis excelsa 'Aurea Variegata' is a variety of Rhapis excelsa, also known as lady palm or bamboo palm. It is a slow-growing, multi-stemmed palm that is native to southern China and Taiwan. The variety 'Aurea Variegata' is prized for its unique variegated foliage, which has yellow or golden-yellow stripes on the leaves, making it a striking and attractive sight.
The leaves of Rhapis excelsa 'Aurea Variegata' are palmately divided, which means that they are divided into several segments that resemble the fingers of a hand. The leaf segments are usually dark green, with irregular yellow or golden-yellow variegation along the edges or in the middle of the leaflets. The leaflets are usually thick and leathery and have a glossy appearance.
Rhapis excelsa 'Aurea Variegata' is a relatively small palm and usually reaches a height of 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 metres) when grown indoors, although it can grow taller under ideal conditions. It is a horst-forming palm, which means that it forms several stems from the base, creating a dense and bushy appearance. The stems are usually covered with a fibrous, brown sheath that gives them a characteristic bamboo-like appearance, hence the name 'bamboo palm'.
Rhapis excelsa 'Aurea Variegata' is generally considered a low-maintenance plant. It prefers bright, indirect light and can also tolerate lower light conditions, making it suitable for indoors. It prefers well-drained soil and regular watering, with the top few centimetres of soil drying out between waterings to avoid waterlogging. It also tolerates temperature fluctuations relatively well and can withstand temperatures down to about 10°C, but prefers temperatures between 15°C and 29°C.
As a variegated plant, Rhapis excelsa 'Aurea Variegata' is often used as an ornamental for its unique and striking appearance. It can be grown in containers as an indoor or patio plant or planted in shady outdoor gardens in subtropical or tropical regions. It is a popular choice for adding an elegant touch and tropical flair to indoor or outdoor landscapes.
Rhapis Excelsa Aurea Variegated - as the name suggests - in the rare yellow Variegata form; planted in self-mixed organic substrate (no need to repot for the next 2-3years); not over fertilised therefore top healthy and robust (100% organic quality over quantity!), it is a tropical palmmark therefore not hardy; slow growing, enjoy your new Caryota Mitis Aurea Variegata / Fishtail Palm!
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