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RATTAN PALM
Rhapis humilis

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree 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.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

RATTAN PALM, SLENDER LADY PALM, DWARF LADY PALM

Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

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

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhapis humilis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/rhapis-humilis >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.