My small Lipstick Palm has been sitting in a pot for ages patiently awaiting completion of my current landscaping project so it can be planted out. It's a three faceted project. One aim is simply providing a water feature in an otherwise bland area adjacent to the main gardens. Secondly, the water feature also doubles as a sump and filter for water running into my dam (ornamental). Thirdly, as a result of having the water feature I thought it'd be a nice place for a Lipstick Palm, so I bought one to go in on completion.
So the big question relates to water levels suitable for the Lipstick Palm. I know they come from lowland coastal swamps. Can't do much about the coastal (I'm about 50 kilometres away) but the lowland I've got and the 'swamp' I'm developing. But how deep should the water be for them? It will fluctuate between the wet and dry seasons. Don't want to go too deep, but there still has to be plenty of water for fish that will eat mosquito larvae.