Anigozanthos flavidus growing herbaceous rhizomes of the genus Anigozanthos also known as Kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos flavidus perennial evergreen or summer deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can used as cut flower for bouquet and it’s drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-12, possible to grow in hardiness zone 9 but need overwinter care.
Leaves color green in linear shape.
Anigozanthos flavidus flower
Flower color can be: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, pink or mix colors, the flowers in cone shape in the end when the flowers open create star shape.
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Requirements for Anigozanthos flavidus growing and care:
Slightly acidic soil, well-drained soil
How to care:
Prune one a year, better after the blooming season, when watering in the summer it will be evergreen plant, in winter need to take care that won’t be too much water and need to consider to grow it in pot or in raising bed if there are too much rains
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Rhizomes / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s much easier
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring in hardiness zone 9, spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11, all year in hardiness zone 12, better not to plant in hot summer because it’s won’t grow and might die
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead bloom stems and leaves
Size of the plant?
0.3-3m, 1-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water, the plant need good drainage and doesn’t like a lot of water, do not overwater the plant will die
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade with light
Is it possible to grow indoors as houseplant?
Yes, when grow as houseplant need to take care that it with a lot of light and well ventilated location
Growing is also possible in a pots / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes planting in pot need to be at least 10-20L (2.5-5 gallons), better to start with pot that 20% bigger than the root ball until the plant arrive to the desirable size of container, wouldn’t be recommend to start from big container, the plant not react well to overwater, every few years to switch the soil with big container there is no need to switch all just switch part and cut some of the roots ball, need to make enough holes in the container for good drainage also choosing soil for container important and need to be soil well ventilated and maybe mix of sandy soil with other parts, don’t use bottom for the pot
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Cone shape flowers in the end when the flowers open create star shape, flowers colors can be: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, pink, black or mix colors
How to grow Anigozanthos flavidus from seed
Lightly moist soil, warm weather, good drained soil, consider sandy soil mix with potting mix
Saving and care for seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark in room temperature
Spring to summer, possible all the year from hardiness zone 11-12 but will establish better in the spring
30*40cm (12*16 inches)
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Lightly moist soil, prefer sunny location,
Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water do not over water and don’t let it dry
Condition of seedling:
Sunny location, water regular but small amount until establish