Can a Lipstick Palm survive in Brisbane?
Disclaimer: I still have my gardening 'L' plates on so please keep frustrated yelling to a minimum.
I live in the subtropics - zone 11, coastal - and today I was in a hardware getting a new mattock and in their garden section I spied a beautiful palm the likes of which i hadn't seen before. I asked the assistant what it was and he wasn't sure so scanned the bar code and said it was a Foxtail. I was pretty sure it wasn't but as my palm knowledge isn't great, I deferred to him & bought it.
I googled foxtails when I arrived home and sure enough it is not one. I checked the docket - it said Foxtail Palm. I checked for any kind of label on the pot and in tiny writing above the barcode it says 'Lipstick'.
So I now understand a Lipstick palm will die if i plant it outside and only has a slim chance if I bring it in over winter. It is lovely, though, but I'm pretty sure it's going to have to be returned.
Is it worth giving it a go in a pot? What do people more knowledgeable than me think?
This post was edited by RedlandsGilly on Sun, Apr 13, 14 at 11:09