Plant Care Lipstick Palm

Lipstick Palm

Also known as

Red Sealing Wax Palm


Cyrtostachys renda

How to care for Lipstick Palm


How often to water your Lipstick Palm

Water needs for Lipstick Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Lipstick Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Lipstick Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lipstick Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lipstick Palm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lipstick Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Lipstick Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lipstick Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lipstick Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Lipstick Palm can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lipstick Palm

Lipstick Palm

Lipstick Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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