Cyrtostachys renda

COMMON NAME

Lipstick palm, Red Sealing Wax Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Because of its bright red crownshafts and leaf sheaths, Cyrtostachys renda has become a popular ornamental plant in many tropical regions around the world. It can grow to 16 meters (52 feet) tall as a dense clustering palm. Because of difficulties propagating them it demands a high price and as such is not used much in ornamental landscapes.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to Borneo, Malaya, Sumatera, and Thailand

NATIVE HABITAT

Swampy rain forest areas

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

wikipedia.org

merwinconservancy.org



Cyrtostachys renda