Also known as the Finger Palm, this delicate species is definitely quite a royalty. Some also refer to it as being the "miniature" of the Slender Lady Palm (Raphis humilis) although it's slightly different upon closer observation.
The palm reproduces via suckering with new buds arising from the base of the older stems. Its palmate leaves, which fans out from a slim green petiole, are made up of many thin leaflets of a fine texture.
Of average height, it seldom grows too large. Apparently, shorter than the Rapis humilis and the canes are also thinner. As the brown woven fibres do not cover up the entire stems, one gets to see more length of the green stems.
This palm grows well in partial shade and indoors. Given its refined structure and gentle formation, the Jade Empress will be a prized jewel in any collection.