20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Bamboo Palm Overview
Rhapis excelsa is a small evergreen palm that produces bamboo-like upright stems which produce dark green, fan-shaped leaves. It has a bushy habit, but its low humidity and low light requirements make it a popular choice for indoor growing. It is frost-tender, so keep this plant somewhere protected from freezing temperatures and only water when the top layer of soil has dried out for best results. The canes appear with brown fibres which fall away as the stems mature.
Common problems with Bamboo Palm
Generally disease free.
How to harvest Bamboo Palm
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Bamboo Palm
The flowers can be cut at the stalks and put into dry paper bags to help them dry out over a couple of weeks. When the flower heads are completely dry, shake the bag to release the seeds from the heads and remove the dead flowers.
Offshoots can be separated and planted up.
Seed, suckers or division in spring.
Special features of Bamboo Palm
These plants will grow in large containers on patios or in the home as houseplants, giving architectural interest.
Other uses of Bamboo Palm
Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.