SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Utility friendly tree.
A graceful small palm, also used as a house plant. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants. This species is used for rattan work.
Native to Southern China.
Additional Common Names
RATTAN PALM, SLENDER LADY PALM, DWARF LADY PALM
Fan Palm Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 4 - 6 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).
Bark Red Brown, Fibrous or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 16 - 17 and 20 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhapis humilis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/rhapis-humilis >