Tall kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus)
Tall kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Tall kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus).
This plant has several common names including: tall kangaroo paw, Australian yellow sword lily, evergreen kangaroo paw or yellow kangaroo paw.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: tall kangaroo paw, Australian yellow sword lily, evergreen kangaroo paw, yellow kangaroo paw
Scientific name: Anigozanthos flavidus
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Cut Flowers
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Tall kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Tall kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or alkaline.
Regarding drainage, Anigozanthos flavidus likes to grow in well drained soil.
Tall kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus) should be grown in full sun places.