Common name: Red palm, Piébwa wouj, Red sealing wax palm
Origin: Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra
Height at maturity: 2 to 5 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: palm
Flower color: red
Type of soil: rich and draining
Watering: keep the substrate cool
Use: greenhouse, veranda, pot or tray
Diseases and pests: spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A magnificent palm tree, it forms a clump with upright, fine stems of a surprising scarlet red. These verdigris-colored leaves are arched and measure up to 1.50 meters with the midrib as scarlet as the stipes. The flowers are small, red, and arranged in clusters. The fruits are small berries (containing the seeds) which are also arranged in clusters.
The plants are colored from an early age. This palm requires a tropical environment but will grow without difficulty in a greenhouse or a veranda for example.
To cultivate in isolated subject or in alignment by spacing the subjects of a few meters.