Lady Palm Tree

Rhapis excelsa

One look at the elegant glossy green, deeply divided and arching palmate leaves lining slender fiber-covered bamboo-like upright canes and it’s easy to see why this classy looking palm earns the name Lady Palm, as well as commonly known as a “rich person’s palm.” These highly popular palms thriving in low light and with some cold hardiness are sure to bring an air of tropical sophistication and green appeal used indoors or outdoors on a deck or protected porch. If you’re looking to bring some annual or even year-round stylish elegance to your business, special event, or even your personal space, you can’t go wrong with the addition of a chic and refined Lady Palm. 

  • Slender fiber-covered bamboo canes, gracefully arching green fan-shaped fronds add fashionable elegance to a tropical or oriental design scheme.  
  • Cold-hardy to 21℉, making a lush addition to protected outdoor areas during winter.
  • Thrives in low light conditions, creating a sophisticated statement that pumps up the warmth and green appeal indoors. 



Size: 7 Gallon (4' tall)
Delivery: Pick Up In Store

A $65.00 delivery fee will be charged for delivery within a 30-mile radius of our store in Alpharetta, GA. Outside of the 30-mile radius? Call us at 770.400.9897 for help.

Price:
Sale price$234.38
Deer Resistant Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Hardy Zone: 8-11
Cold Hardy: No
Mature Height: 6-15'
Spread: 6-15'
Shape: Tree
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Preference: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Maintenance: Easy
Water Needs: Low
Soil Preference: Well Drained
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes

Stylish and sophisticated clumping palm tree with gracefully flowing fan-shaped fronds lining slender bamboo-like canes. 

Why Choose a Lady Palm?

Do you desire to bring a bit of annual elegant and tropical pizzaz to your personal space, business, or a special event you’re hosting? Then meet the stylish and fashionable Lady Palm, which is sure to pump up the appeal wherever utilized. 

This popular and gorgeous palm is native to China, although it’s unknown whether they still can be found growing in the wild. Fortunately, you can still find this eye-catching palm commercially and grace your spaces with its chic good looks. 

Their slender and upright fiber-covered canes forming into clumps resemble bamboo, making the palm also fitting well into an oriental design, as well as bringing a tropical flair to any location. Planted outdoors within its hardiness range the palm can grow up to 15 feet tall and wide, but when grown in containers it usually tops out at around 6 feet tall and wide, making it suitable for smaller spaces. 

Adding to the slender cane’s attractive appeal are the gracefully arching fan-shaped fronds that are glossy green. The elegant-looking fronds are deeply divided into up to 10 sections, lining the canes. Each frond is attached to the cane by a very thin leaf stalk, adding to the palm’s grace and style. 

Their ability to thrive in lower light conditions makes them perfect selections for areas that don’t receive direct sunlight. 

If you’re looking to add a bit of annual stylish sophistication along with a tropical vibe to any location you won’t be disappointed in what a Lady Palm brings to the table. 

What is an Annual Palm?

Annual palms like Lady Palms are tropical in nature and only thrive year-round outdoors in consistently warm locales. However, the palm is cold-hardy to 21℉ and can survive outdoors on a protected porch. You can also bring it indoors to a warm and bright filtered light location, although the palm also thrives in lower light conditions produced through artificial lighting. 

Don’t let its tropical nature put you off because Lady Palms bring fabulous displays of annual and elegant tropical splendor and green lushness to spaces when temperatures are warm, usually during the months of May through October. Lady Palms also thrive indoors. They’re guaranteed to add a striking display of exotic color and tropical beauty wherever used. This is why they make gorgeous palms to include when staging a special event, used in a business or in your personal home setting. It’s easy to see why they’re known as a rich person’s palm with their elegant appearance. 

How Can I Use a Lady Palm?

With their tall and slender upright and bamboo-like canes and graceful deeply divided glossy green fronds, the uses of a Lady Palm are almost endless. The palm is guaranteed to bring an annual chic and stylish tropical elegance to any location, whether used in your own personal space, your business, or staging a special event. You’ll be surprised at the classiness and style a couple of well-placed Lady Palms can bring to any spot all on their own. 

Lady Palms are guaranteed to add a rich appeal and their smaller size makes them perfect additions to smaller areas, as they won’t overpower the location but will surely get noticed with their lush looks. They can assist in making an event or location look like you spent a million bucks in its design. 

The palm makes an attractive addition used as specimens and placed underneath and around taller growing palms to add to the privacy of an area. You can’t beat their beauty as containerized specimens used to dress up and add some tropical appeal to decks, patios, screened areas, or around a pool. 

With their looks resembling bamboo, Lady Palms are also perfect choices if your desire is to add some stylish appeal to a tropical oriental design. 

They also make outstandingly stylish accent plants enhancing any location with their graceful charm. Mixing them among other colorful flowering and tropical plants will also make any location “pop.” This classy lady is sure to add a stylish and warm welcoming richness, enhancing any area’s good looks with its green appeal. 

What About Its Care?

No maintenance worries here, as you’ll only have to water the Lady Palm when the top 3 or 4 inches of soil becomes dry. 

Q: Do you deliver?
A: Yes, we deliver within a 30 mile radius of our Alpharetta, GA location. Click here to check your zip code. The cost for delivery is $65. For potential delivery beyond 30 miles, please call us at 770-400-9897.  

Q: Do you install? 
A: Yes, all the plants we sell can be installed by us. Installation cost varies by product. Once you place your products in the cart, it will display delivery and installation costs. We only install AtlantaPalms.com palm trees and plants. Installation requires delivery by us. 

Q: Do you offer a warranty?
A: Yes, we guarantee that your palm tree will arrive in perfect condition. If you're not satisfied within the first five (5) days of receiving your trees and plants, give us a call at 770-400-9897 so that we can make things right. 

If you have issues with your trees or plants within the first 30 days, give us a call. We will review your concerns and provide you with a one-time replacement if necessary. Replacement delivery and installation costs are at the customer’s expense.

Please note, palm trees need proper care. If you have provided less than optimal care, your purchase isn't covered by our guarantee.

Q: Do you accept returns?
A: Only palms and plants 15 Gallon or less can be returned. The plant must be returned within 2 days of pickup or delivery and must be in the original container. Once a tree has been removed from its original container, or has been planted, it cannot be returned. Delivery fees are non-refundable.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards and cash.

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00 / Saturday - By Appointment Only

Q: How often should I water my palms?
A: In general, palms should be watered daily with 4 to 5 gallons of water for the first two weeks until the root system is established. Ensure that the soil is wet and not soggy. Too much water may cause permanent damage. Depending on the type of palm and time of year, watering may be decreased to twice a month or less once the tree is established. Make sure you water the trees from the bottom up. Watering from the top down can cause rotting. Soil that has good drainage is important to help prevent over saturation and adding sand to the soil mixture can help with drainage. Placing mulch around the base of the tree and not against the trunk can also help with retaining water. 

For cold hardy palms, watering will vary depending on the time of year and the temperature. Here is a guideline for how much to water in any given season.

Winter (60 degrees of less) no need to water, except for the first 30 days after installation. (5 gallons or till mote is full)

Spring (75 degrees or less) water palm once a week. (5 gallons or till mote is full)

Beginning of summer (90 degrees or less) 2-3 times a week

Heat of summer (90 degrees and above) 4-5 times a week

Q: When do I apply fertilizer to my palm tree?
A: Newly planted palms should not be fertilized until they put out a new spear. For palms planted from the Georgia/Tennessee border down to Atlanta, apply fertilizer in three applications. In heavy clay soils use half the recommended amount of fertilizer, and do not apply granular fertilizers after August 1. Be sure to fertilize only during the growing season (between April 1 and August 1). 

Q: It is a good idea to correctly support larger, newly planted palms?
A: Larger palms will require some form of bracing to maintain stability during the first six to eight months after installation. Three equidistantly-spaced braces are used to support the palm. If Atlanta Palms installs your palm tree, we handle the bracing. 

Q: When should I prune my palm tree?
A: The only time you should prune your palm tree is when the fronds are discolored, broken or pointing to the ground at more than a 90 degree angle. Palms get most of their energy from their fronds, so it’s important to be careful not to remove too many. 

Q: Why are drip irrigation systems preferable to sprinklers?
A: Both drip irrigation and sprinklers are good irrigation systems for your palm trees. Drip irrigation is designed to have deeper saturation into a specific area. Sprinklers (spray irrigation) will only saturate the top 3-5 inches per watering cycle whereas Palms root balls are 2-3 feet deep and require a deeper water saturation to develop new roots. Newly planted palms can suffer root loss with a lapse in deep water saturation especially during the hotter and drier summer months.

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