Red Palm, Cyrtostachys Renda Alba Plant
This is one of the most elegant and colourful Cyrtostachys Renda C. Lakka is a popular ornamental tree in the palm family, commonly known as Red Palm, Lipstick Palm Tree, Sealing Wax Palm. This is a fairly slow-growing plant. This is a beautiful and different looking colourful Palm.
It has a single, clean, white, waxy trunk ringed by the scars from the fallen fronds. The crown-shaft is covered in dense reddish-brown velvet-like or fur-like fuzzy material momentum, The trunk has a lot of similarities with bamboo.
How to Grow Red Palm
Red palms do best with bright light like from a south- or west-facing window and may last longer with some direct sunlight. But do not give too much direct sunlight; Because the leaves will turn yellowish-green in direct sunlight.
A peat-based mix with lots of material for drainage is perfect. Palms appreciate good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots.
Like many Palms, Palms are sensitive to overwatering and cannot tolerate being waterlogged or sitting in a water-saturated potting mix. So let the potting mix dry out slightly between watering.
This plant does best in average room temperatures of 65 to 75 F. Keep the leaves away from cold windows, air conditioners, and heat sources. Because palms are sensitive to low temperatures so if you place them outside during the summer be sure to bring them in before temperatures dip below 50 degrees. And sudden cold spots can bring on dark spots in the leaves.
Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer once or twice during the growing season and not at all during the winter because it’s not good for plants.
Dos and Don’ts After Receiving the Plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not overwater it.