Broadleaf Lady Palm
☘ Origin: Southern China and Taiwan
☘ Family: Arecaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Rhapis excelsa
☘ Common Name(s): Green Parrots
In Japan Lady Palm was specifically planted around the palaces of military commanders. The pointy shape of the leaves was said to ward off those of bad intent.
Rhapis: The name Rhapis is Greek and meaning ‘needle’, referring to the pointy leaves.
In Feng Shui, Palm trees help keep one's wealth, bringing joy, hope, good luck to the owner. Therefore, ornamental Palm trees are often grown in offices or parks and gardens.
☘ The Palm with enormous staying power. Lady Palm brings the Orient into your home, in the form of a small palm with so much power that even ancient warriors relied on it.
☘ Because they’re very strong and can reach a great age, with proper care they can live century, they are known as ‘Green Parrots’, which are also tough survivors.
☘ This Palm survives in households around the world, and has been grown as a house plant for over 500 years in Japan.
☘ The plant has proven successful in removing airborne toxins within the home, including ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene, and carbon dioxide.
☘ Unlike other plants, who simply make oxygen, Rhapis excelsa will actually make the air in your home cleaner and safer to breathe.