These have extraordinarily bright pink/red stems - possibly the most brilliantly colored palm in the world. But they do need a frost-free climate to survive and thrive.
If it’s too cold for lip stick palms, try Red Teds, or Glorious Dypsis leptocheilos. They too have bright red stems as well as glossy green leaves, but survive cold climates - and look stunning indoors in pots.
This is another ‘reddie’, this time with bright red new leaves. It needs a good hot climate.
These have silver blue leaves, and are quite striking, especially in groups. They need full sun and don’t like frost.
This is another sub tropical palm, with bright orange leaf bases. The Golden Cane palm (Dypsis lutepsis ) is a clustering palm - it can grow about a dozen golden colored trunks, but doesn’t have a main trunk. It’s a great plant in the garden in frost-free climates, but in cooler places you can grow it in a big pot indoors.
This palm’s leaves look a bit like a fox’s tail - a pretty odd looking fox, anyhow. It’s native to North Queensland but you can grow it as far south as Melbourne, in the garden or in pots. It’s REALLY tough.
This is another good, tough clumping palm. It needs a frost-free garden, but also survives well indoors.
You need a frost-free climate for this one, or a nice spot indoors. It likes semi shade too - useful in large gardens.
(Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) This is tough, tough tough, and fast growing too. It’ll tolerate heat or light frosts.
This is one of my favourites. It’s a slender, feathery palm. It likes semi-shade and moist soil, but ours has survived six years of drought and no watering. It produces vivid red berries too. It grows fast in hot climates, but tolerates really severe frost, though it will grow much more slowly when it’s cold and dry.
Dates palms are supposed to be sub-tropical, but they’ll survive heavy frosts - they just won’t grow when it’s cold. But they do need heat and low humidity to fruit well. You also need a male and a female to get fruit. The leaves have big spines, too, so you may not want them in your backyard.
This produces dates - just not very good ones! It takes cold, heat, drought and grows to 5metres high. It also has spines on its leaves.
The jelly palm needs a frost-free climate, but will survive frosts in a sheltered garden. It’s fruit is the size of a small apple, but bright orange, sour - sweet and meaty, a bit like a weird kind of date. It’s fun to grow just to show off the fruit.