The Rhapis Palm (Rhapis spp.) is a lovely feature palm with its’ dense dark green foliage being a contrast in a well-lit position indoors.

How to grow rhapis in a pot

  1. Choose a well-lit spot indoors or a protected position in a patio situation. 
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Thrive Indoor Plants Potting Mix.
  3. Remove the plant from its container, try to avoid disturbing the roots excessively. 
  4. Position the plant in the middle of the new pot. A large pot about twice the size of the root ball would be ideal. Fill in around the plant with potting mix and water well.  
  5. Water on a regular basis in summer but reduce in winter when conditions change. Will tolerate dry soil for short periods.
  6. Feed every two weeks in the growing season (spring to mid-autumn) with Yates Thrive Indoor Liquid Plant Food.


Growing tips

  • Look for pests in the crown of the plant and treat them with a suitable product.

  • Make sure the soil is well drained at all times.

  • Top up the potting mix as necessary every 1-2 years.

Recommended products

Common Problems & Solutions

Mites: Yellow mottling or bronzing of the leaves. Fine webbing and other debris on affected leaves can be seen with heavy infestations.

Solution: Yates Natures Way Vegie Insect Spray Natrasoap Ready to Use

Mealy bugs: Newer growth appears distorted with a white ‘mealy’ substance in the leaf axils and crown of the plant.

Solution: Yates Natures Way Organic Citrus, Vegie Ornamental Spray Ready to Use

Aphids: Small green, brown, black or orange insects that congregate on the new foliage before it fully forms.

Solution: Yates Natures Way Vegie Insect Spray Natrasoap Ready to Use