Rhapis x Rhapidophyllum ???
My potted lady palm ( R. excelsa) just put out a female inflorescence. As I have no other Rhapis growing to pollenate it, I thought about just cutting it off. My needles (Rhapidophyllum) are currently covered in both male and female inflorescences. After a bit of research I learned that there is evidence that Rhapis and Rhapidophyllum may be taxonomic sister groups, and are at least in the same subtribe. This means that they could potentially hybridize. I am going to go home this afternoon and use a paintbrush to move some pollen from the needle palm, to each one of the lady palm flowers. Any ideas, tips, thoughts?