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Crytostachys renda/Lipstick Palm, Sealing Wax Palm

Crytostachys renda / Crytostachys renda
Red leaf rachis and trunk are attention getters of this palm
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Red leaf rachis and trunk are attention getters of this palm

Must be grown in high light and constantly warm temperatures

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Scientific Name: Crytostachys renda
Common Name: Lipstick Palm, Sealing Wax Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Medium
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Required temperature above 55 degrees F. for growth. Difficult to grow indoors since it requires constant, high intensity, overhead light for growth. A understory native of Malasia with feathery fronds that develops a brilliant red trunk. May say that it is one of the most beautiful palms in the world and certaily one of the most expensive.