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Cyrtostachys renda (Red Sealing Wax/Lipstick Palm) seeds

Cyrtostachys renda (Red Sealing Wax/Lipstick Palm) seeds

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An excellent slender palm forming a single stem topped with a shuttlecock shaped crown of stiff leaves.  The unusual feature of this palm is its bright scarlet red stems and leaf ribs - quite a talking point!  A tropical palm, it needs a minimum temperature of 10C making it ideal as a houseplant or patio container plant moved to a frost free place in winter.

Tender Palm (min 10C)
Height: to 3m
Position: Sunny spot in moist soil

Packet of 10 seeds



Sow at any time of year.

Pre-sowing Treatment: Soak the seeds for 48 hours preferably in a heated propagator, or on a sunny windowsill or above a radiator.

Sowing Instructions: Sow 6mm deep in small pots of moist seed compost mixed 50:50 with vermiculite. Place in a propagator or cover with a polythene bag and place in any other warm place (eg. on a windowsill above a radiator) and maintain at 25-30C. Many palms will produce a root before a shoot and germination can be erratic and take many months.

Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on, re-potting as necessary.  Plant in good quality compost mixed 75:25 vermiculite or perlite and place in a bright spot.  Keep well watered at all times.  Move outdoors in summer to a sheltered spot.

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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.