Cyrtostachys renda (Sealing Wax Palm) 5.5 inch pot
Colorful palm grown throughout the tropics. Native to low elevation tropical rain forest in Malaysia and Thailand. Slow growing when young. It takes up to 4 or 5 years for the crownshaft to develop good color. Young plants can generally tolerate nearly full sun if the humidity is high. Prefers hot humid climates. Fertilize several times per year with slow release palm fertilizer. Seed were collect from a palm with red crownshaft but yellow and orange forms were nearby. This palm does not tolerate exposure to cool temperatures or drought. A greenhouse would be required north of the southern tip of Florida. Outdoors in Zone 11.
Plants are grown in 5.5 inch pots and are typically ready to move into 10 or 12 inch pots.
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