Cyrtostachys renda
Sealing wax palm, Lipstick palm

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Southeast Asia

Cold Hardiness: 

Dies below 46 F.  Cannot be grown outdoors in So Cal

Trunk type:

Clean with beautiful red crown shaft

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape).


Suckering (multiple trunks).


In the tropics easy if have good drainage, sun and ample water.  In colder areas, impossible to grow outdoors.

Speed of growth:

Slow to medium


About 30 feet 

Soil requirements:

Good draining soil

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

One of the most beautiful and sought-after palms in the world.  Many people mistakenly think they can grow them in cooler areas; it is simply not possible.  Can be greenhouse grown, but reliably die at temperatures of 45 degrees F. and less.  

Other Notes:

Known for its bright red crown shafts.

Further Data:

It is so frequently requested over the phone.  People are so disappointed to find out that it will not grow outdoors in Southern CA.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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