Not only is the Rhapis excelsa a classic ornamental palm and has been over 300 years, but it also has medicinal properties! In Singapore, they use the bark to stop bleeding in external applications. Also, the bark and roots can stimulate circulation and help with rheumatism.
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Rhapis excelsa have been used as classic ornamental palms for more than 300 years.
They were cultivated by the Japanese elite in the early 1600s, introduced to Europe in 1774, and became prized American "parlor palms" during the 1850s.