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Palmera August 14th, 2008 10:32 PM

Lipstick Palm
I have a lipstick palm and I heard they are very hard to take care of and might die for any reasons...Can anyone clarify on this?

MelTheAussie August 21st, 2008 12:13 PM

The lipstick palm requires alot of attention, unless you have the perfect environment. it needs a very warm, humid, and wet climate in order to flourish and some people don't want to take the time to recreate that environment. hence, its an exotic palm because of its needs.

hopefully that helped

IthinkIknow August 24th, 2008 09:09 PM

moist humid climate...
its all you need, you can even place them near ponds and get a beautiful foilage.:D

palmlover August 24th, 2008 09:24 PM

meltheaussie is correct
There is a fungus living in the lipstick palm that is dormant until it reaches a certain temperature. So you must live some where that never goes under 60 degrees F. so if you have in a pot, you can put inside when it gets cold out but remember they are sensitive so lighting must be sufficient. Let me tell you its worth it, in my opinion.

IthinkIknow August 24th, 2008 09:42 PM

whats the fungus called?
Do you know?:rolleyes:

IthinkIknow September 8th, 2008 03:42 AM

Hey Palmlover!!!!
did you ever find out about the name of the fungus...

IthinkIknow September 19th, 2008 03:49 AM

I thought you were talking about a different fungus
The fungus that i think your thinking about is Mycorrhizal Fungi which creates thicker root balls which in turn create more processed nutrients to the plant which turns into a better looking plant. It's like natural steriods for plants.

MelTheAussie September 19th, 2008 12:09 PM

Thats the fungus he was talking about
Its the MYcorrhizal Fungi.

Palmera October 7th, 2008 02:30 AM

Thank you Guys So much
Thanks again. I also did some research of myself and found out some tips.

Max the online helper... October 14th, 2008 07:15 PM

Lipstick palms need humidity to thrive, try placing it next to a lake or pool
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IthinkIknow February 6th, 2009 10:05 PM

or just get a humidifier...
easier than a lake!!!!!!

junglekeeper February 10th, 2009 12:51 AM

Lipstick Palm
Your right there is something a fungi that is with in the lipstick palm that will become active and kill the palm. I dont know that name of it by i remember seeing it in another forum. Sorry I couldn't help.

IthinkIknow April 23rd, 2011 02:16 PM

Just got some lipstick seeds I will be growing in my greenhouse
Hopefully this spring and summer are going to be long, I just bought some lipstick palm seeds and hope to germinate them and have them for the christmas time... its going to be a palm wonderland!

RafalEsq. March 17th, 2020 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by Palmera (Post 6)
I have a lipstick palm and I heard they are very hard to take care of and might die for any reasons...Can anyone clarify on this?

Yes, I had the same questions before I ordered this palm you don't want to put it in direct sunlight the secret is you have to water more often then lets say a coconut palm because the lipstick palm needs to have its soil moist. If you cant water often look at the water melon palm or some people call it flame thrower or red feather leaf palm.

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