How To Care And Grow Red Palm / Lipstick Palm Tree?


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I have 2 red palm trees for 6 years already, they don’t seem to grow well but the small trees beside them grow a lot. Can someone advice how to care and grow them into final state of 4-6 tall red palms each?

1. What’s the right way to cut/prune to the final state?

2. Do I need to prune the small trees (suckers?) beside them?

3. Is putting small white stones around the tree harmful to the tree’s growth?
 

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Red Sealing Wax Palm, or Lipstick Palm (Cyrtostachys renda) is among the most striking of small palms. I've seen beautiful specimens in Hawaii, but of course they are native to your part of the world: Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra.

Cyrtostachys renda is a naturally clustering species. The offsetting stems that you call suckers do not need to be pruned. The white rocks should not have any effect on the palms' health. Overall your plants look quite healthy. They want abundant water and acidic soils. They can also benefit from occasional fertilizer applications.
 

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