Lipstick Palm (Cyrtostachys renda)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Lipstick Palm (Cyrtostachys renda)
Mature Height 15-20 feet
Mature Width 6-10 feet
Spacing 5-10 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 50-85°F
Watering Needs High (Consistently moist soil)
Growth Rate 8-10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Moderate
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Late spring to early summer
Origin Native to Malaysia

Lipstick Palm (Cyrtostachys renda): A Striking Addition to Your Garden

Lipstick Palm, known for its distinctive bright red stems, is a spectacular tropical palm that adds a vibrant touch to any garden. Ideal for warm climates, it stands out with its unique appearance and elegant structure. This guide covers everything you need to know about growing and caring for the Lipstick Palm.

How to Grow

The Lipstick Palm thrives in warm, humid climates and prefers moist, well-draining soil. It's notable for its striking red stems and can reach heights of up to 20 feet. This palm requires a partially shaded area and consistent moisture. It's important to fertilize regularly to support its vibrant growth and maintain the striking red color of its stems.

Care Tips

To maintain the health of your Lipstick Palm, regular pruning of dead or damaged fronds is essential. The palm is sensitive to cold and should be protected from frost. Due to its tall and slender form, it also needs protection from strong winds. Watch out for pests and diseases, as these can affect the plant's health and appearance.


The Lipstick Palm is a popular choice for adding a tropical ambiance to gardens, particularly in warmer climates. Its unique red stems provide a natural focal point. While not known for fruit, its ornamental value is highly regarded, making it a great option for decorative landscaping and container gardening.

Planting Tips

When planting the Lipstick Palm, choose a location that offers partial shade. Ensure the soil is well-draining yet retains moisture. Plant the palm in a hole slightly larger than its root ball, backfilling with soil and watering thoroughly. Consistent watering is key to maintaining the palm's health and appearance.


Regular pruning, protection from extreme weather, and vigilant pest control are essential for keeping your Lipstick Palm in top condition. Fertilize regularly to promote healthy growth and preserve the distinctive red color of its stems.



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