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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bamboo palm fern rhapis
ground rattan cane Japanese peace palm lady palm miniature fan palm slender lady palm
Chamaerops excelsa Thunb.
Rhapis are small evergreen palms forming clumps of slender stems bearing leaves divided into linear or oblong segments, with panicles of small yellow flowers among the leaves, followed by small ovoid fruits
R. excelsa is a small evergreen palm with erect, slender, cane-like stems to 4m, bearing long-stalked dark green leaves divided into narrowly oblong lobes; panicles of tiny yellow flowers are borne among the leaves in summer
S. China to N. Vietnam
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or North-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a loam-free compost in full light but with protection from strong sun. In the growing season water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter
Propagate by seed sown at not less than 27ºC
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite and scale insects
Generally disease free
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