Red Sealing Wax
Native to Malaysia, Borneo, and
The most beautiful palm in the world, Cyrtostachys renda is only hardy down to about 60F,
and prefers the tropics.
to see why it is called the Lipstick palm, very few other palms show this remarkable
orange red color to the crownshaft and petioles. It is a suckering palm and makes a
elegant clump of spectacular color.
The sealing wax palm is one the most spectacular and colorful tropical palms.
Cyrtostachys renda is a clustering palm that features an incredible brilliant red
crownshaft and petioles.
Cyrtostachys renda is native to Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra where it grows in coastal
peat swamps, sometimes reaching heights of over 30 feet. A slow growing species, it
requires warm tropical temperatures and an abundance of moisture. it's dark green leaves
make an excellent contrast on it's bright red crownshaft. Naturally clumping, however,
these are recommended for indoors only or grown outside where temps stay above 60 degrees
This tropical species requires high
temperatures and high humidity and may not survive temps below 40°F. Plant in light shade
and provide plenty of water if you are in a tropical area. Cyrtostachys renda grows well
in both full sun or part shade. Tricky to grow, the sealing wax palm needs high humidity,
well-drained soil, and is not tolerant of drought or wind. As they naturally grow in
swamps, they are highly tolerant of flooding and can be grown in standing water. In cooler
climates grow in greenhouse or conservatory.
photos of similar item
You are bidding on * lush strong
palms with vigorous root systems 36+ inches tall with multiple full leaves, multiple
clumping suckers, main trunk showing the beginnings of the red sealing wax color, born and
grown in Hawaii.
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery
All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before
they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist
sphagnum moss to ensure the plants healthy transit to you.
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We ship Seeds Internationally.
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We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
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SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.
This policy is good for all items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
Payment must be received
within 7 days of the auction ending.
Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.