Lipstick palm

Post Reply
B19bst
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:38 am
Location: Bromley

Lipstick palm

Post by B19bst » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Just wondered if anyone has grown one or has one. Don't know much about them so just bought some seeds.


User avatar
kata
Posts: 14589
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:03 pm

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by kata » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:29 pm

http://flowersnpalms.com/floraandfaunauk/

Rain...nowt but rain...Welcome to Lancashire............ :lol: :lol: :lol:


User avatar
Vagetarian
Posts: 939
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:37 am
Location: Norfolk

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by Vagetarian » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:46 am

I've got some seeds going, no sprouts yet though. It's very much a gamble because they need tropical conditions. To keep one alive in the UK you will probably need a heated greenhouse/conservatory and regular misting.

As a slightly related note, I managed to buy a Chambeyronia macrocarpa seedling from Germany on ebay for a few quid. The emerging leaf is bright red, hence the common name 'Flamethrower palm'. I think this one is much, much easier to keep, though still not as easy as a Trachycarpus, etc.


User avatar
Troppoz
Posts: 6099
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:16 am
Location: Darwin Australia 12.6 degrees south

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by Troppoz » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:48 pm

Yeah I think you would need extraordinary conditions to get this palm to thrive, as Vag pointed out is is very tropical in its requirements, probably more equatorial than tropical actually. I know this palm wont even grow in mid to southern Queensland because the winters are too cold. A shame, its a stunning plant when grown well and there are some very nice big specimens around here...

Still its always worth experimenting with these things, you never know you could get the right blend of conditions and genetics and keep one going. Just be prepared for the worst...
Sean


B19bst
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:38 am
Location: Bromley

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by B19bst » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:08 pm

Thanks for that peeps.

I will try and if it does take off it will be an indoor plant so that's all good.


User avatar
flounder
Posts: 5617
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:16 pm
Location: brighton

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by flounder » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Germinated seeds a couple of years ago. Low light and trying to keep humidity up in winter meant they were all dead by spring.
Well thats my tuppence worth, you might have better fortune than me so good luck
my name is flounder, but you can call me.............flounder! (or Gary, just don't call me late for dinner)


User avatar
Vagetarian
Posts: 939
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:37 am
Location: Norfolk

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by Vagetarian » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:03 am

Troppoz wrote:Still its always worth experimenting with these things, you never know you could get the right blend of conditions and genetics and keep one going. Just be prepared for the worst...
Indeed, and if you haven't killed it then you can't say it won't grow! I lost a coconut palm in my conservatory, and that was before winter really even kicked in so I don't have high hopes for this one.

Check this one out though;

Image
Image


ash101uk
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:09 pm
Location: Waterlooville

Re: Lipstick palm

Post by ash101uk » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:49 pm

I brought some germinated seed of Cyrtostachys renda. They started to grow their first leaf, then all died. I won't be trying those again.

I've had better luck with Chambeyronia macrocarpa. Roberto on the EPS was selling fresh seed. He has sold these on a couple of occasions. 90% germinated very quickly. I think I kept the greenhouse 4-5 degrees, but they still suffered some leaf damage.
Attachments
IMGP3022.jpg


Post Reply