Palm - Rhapis humilis
Native to China, it is a small, slow-growing (up to 6 m high), caespitose palm; it has stiff, rush-like stems that are thinner than those of Rhapis excelsa. The fan-shaped leaves are 20-30 cm long and are divided into 10-20 thinner sections. It is a thermophilic plant, so even in winter it does not tolerate temperatures below 10°C. It prefers a sunny exposure, but sheltered from direct sunlight. It is well adapted to growing in pots. It is a dioecious plant (with distinct male and female individuals), it reproduces by seed but much more easily by division of the tufts that form at the base of the plant.