How to grow Anigozanthos flavidus

Anigozanthos flavidus grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
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:

Pruning season:

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

Water requirement:
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 indoor 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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
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

Sowing requirement:
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

Sowing season:
Spring to summer, possible all the year from hardiness zone 11-12 but will establish better in the spring

Planting spacing:
30*40cm (12*16 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1cm (

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

Germination time:
3-5 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Sunny location, water regular but small amount until establish

Scientific name:

Anigozanthos flavidus

How to grow Anigozanthos flavidus

Anigozanthos flavidus

Anigozanthos flavidus flowers

Anigozanthos flavidus plant care

Anigozanthos flavidus blooming information

Anigozanthos flavidus plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 9