How to Grow Kangaroo Paw

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27-02-2021, 20:40
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Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) is a native to Western Australia that grows well across Australia and New Zealand. It comes in a variety of colours and is fairly easy to grow in the suburban garden or a container. Here is what to do.

Steps

  1. Prepare the soil. Always provide soil that drains well. Use a location that is in full sun.
  2. Plant the kangaroo paw. Ensure that the crown is no deeper in the soil than it was in the pot from the nursery.
  3. Water well. Although kangaroo paw is drought tolerant once it is established, watering is important after planting and when the flowering stems are elongating during spring. When watering, avoid watering the foliage; focus on the soil.
  4. Feed the plant. While the kangaroo paw does not need fertiliser, giving it some will boost the flower production. Apply in spring and in autumn, using a fertiliser that has controlled release.
  5. Prune. When pruning, prune close to ground level. Do this after flowering has finished for the season.
  6. Guard from frost. Although able to tolerate temperature extremes well, kangaroo paw flowers will not emerge if subjected to more than a very light frost.

Tips

Warnings

  • Snugs and snails like kangaroo paw; be especially vigilant during wet weather.
  • If a frost has damaged the kangaroo paw severely, cut away damaged leaves and flowers after the frost danger passes. The rhizome under the ground will survive and emerge again in spring.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden spade
  • Kangaroo paw plants
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