Plant Tips and Tricks

Care for your Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa loves moist well-drained soil, so water generously. Avoid over watering. Over watering any plant that can cause root rot. The Lady Palm can thrive in shade as well as full solar exposure. Tip burning can occur in full direct sun while the plant is in the process of acclimating. For best leaf color and optimum growth, grow in full yet indirect light. In shade the leaves will darken.

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Pot Color and Design

A neutral colored pot or container for your plant will show your plant’s colors to the best advantage. By not drowning the plant out with a bright container, the plant will be the first thing people see.

Identifying Plant Problems

Weak growth and pale foliage are both signs of too much light, lack of fertilizer, or problems with a plant’s roots. If you notice any of these problems, there are simple solutions that could be very helpful.

Soil Dryness or Excessive Fertilizing

Brown leaf tips or margins are a sign of soil dryness or excessive fertilizing. Keep on the look out for these signs and adjust your watering and fertilizing accordingly.

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