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Sealing Wax Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Found in lowland coastal swamps throughout south-east Asia.
A medium sized clumping pinnate palm to about 6m tall. A spectacularly beautifull plant, with almost unbelievably vivid red crownshaft, and petioles.
A very popular garden and landscaping plant in south-east Asia, but unfortunately virtually ungrowable outside the tropics.
This plant is renowned for being extremely cold sensitive. Any temperature drop below about 15° C. is usually fatal. In the tropics however, its an easy plant to grow, provided it gets lots of water, and lots of sun.
Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)
Gileno Machado (Figure 3)