|Secret of the Orient is a 52 page
reference to all types of "Lady Palms" including Rhapis excelsa, R. humilis,
R. subtilis, and other forms not yet botanically classified. Chapters include
the 300 year old history of these Far Eastern palms, complete culture and
care, descriptions of the named varieties of Rhapis excelsa, plus bonsai
suggestions. Numerous color photographs, illustrations, and species comparison
charts are included.
The book also delightfully features "Sammi Samuri" who gives many helpful hints about growing Rhapis. Sammi not only has a black belt, but a green thumb! Here's one of his important messages:
Portions of this book have been reprinted in trade publications, consumer magazines, and scientific journals. The 12 page culture chapter contains everything you need to know about growing, propagating, and maintaining your Rhapis. It can also be used as a guide to most indoor palms and many houseplants.
Copies of Secret of the Orient - A "Lady Palm" Reference are available for $14 each postpaid to U.S. addresses; $18 to overseas addresses. Send check or money order in U.S. funds to RHAPIS GARDENS-WWW, P.O.BOX 287, GREGORY, TX 78359 USA.