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Lipstick Palm in South Florida?


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There is one at the public Morningside park palmetum and I know of at least one in the yard of a resident in that neighborhood.  I saw them both last month.

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Cindy Adair

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Your best bet in growing them would probably be in the keys or as close to the ocean as possible in miami. It seems they are even more tropical than the regular areca palms 

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Hi. I live in Fort Lauderdale and I’ve had extremely great success in growing and multiplying my lipstick palms. I have over a dozen with some over 10 feet tall. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep them going during this 2021-2022 winter months as long as it doesn’t drop below 45 degrees for long periods. I think my plants have evolved with some tolerance to periods of cold that we have in south Florida. Either way I’m happy to share pictures and some information about my babies. 

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I grow them in pots in Ft Myers. Thinking of trying one in the ground. I have them on furniture dollies, so I can move into garage for cold or hurricanes. Almost getting too big to fit. Working on producing more.

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I started with them in pots around 2015 and they just got to big to move them around so I put them in the ground. I purchased some electric heaters for a few nights that it got very cold over the years and I would wrap them in some material that I was able to find. Since then I’ve not worried so much about them during cold spells and they’ve been just fine. Hoping for a not so cold winter this season. I now have to cut into some to multiply them and put some more in pots because the ones in my red forest are just getting so thick and spreading over a relatively small area that I have around 8 big ones in the ground. Good luck with yours. 

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We grow two 8ft. clumps in the mud/water of the cypress slough area of Pinecrest Gardens. They don't get enough direct sun for great color or vigorous growth. They've been in the ground for several years.

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