How to care for your Rhapis Excelsa ‘Bamboo Palm’?
Perferable place your Rhapis Excelsa ‘Bamboo Palm’ in some indirect light. Alternatively a spot with semi-shade will also do, but the plant might not grow very quickly.
Watering your Rhapis about once a week in the growing season is fine. In between waterings the top of the soil may dry out just a bit. In wintertime watering can be reduced.
Rhapis will survive in any house hold or office. However, in order to let the plant thrive a bit of a higher humidity of about 60% – 70% is recommended. With a lower humidity the leaves can crisp up.
In the summer months you can fertilize your plant. In the colder and winter months no fertiliser is needed. Please always check the instructions on your own fertiliser if it has other care instructions.
Rhapis are not very fast growing plants. Therefore repotting regularly is not necessary. A repot once every two years should be the minimum.
The Rhapis is considered not toxic to animals or humans.