The Sealing Wax palm is a difficult palm to keep, because of its requirements for heat and humidity. Seeing a specimen in good health will make you feel like growing one in your back yard. In most areas, it will mean growing it in a container.
Sealing Wax Palm, Rajah PalmScientific Name: Cyrtostachys renda
Synonym: Cyrtostachys lakka
Size: Up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 44°F (7°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Germination: The fresher, the quicker, needs heat and will germinate in 2 to 3 months
Up to 10 stiff leaves,
3 to 4 feet long (0.9 to 1.2 m).
1 foot long (30 cm), red.
Trunk: clustering Briliant red crownshaft,
brownish green, ringed,
Flower: Male and female green flowers on the same inflorescence..
Flower stalk coming from below the crownshaft, red.
Fruit: Black when ripe.
0.75 inches long (2 cm).
Seed: 0.5 inches long (1.2 cm).
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