Phormium Tenax Purpureum – New Zealand Flax

Phormium Tenax Purpureum – New Zealand Flax

Phormium Tenax Purpureum is an evergreen plant of New Zealand and it is commonly known as New Zealand flax Purpureum Group.  This plant is belonged from Hemerocallidaceae. This plant is considered as Hardy perennial type.  Month of March and May is considered as the right time for this plant growth and development.  This plant is also native to New Zealand and Australia like regions.

Height:  2.5-4 meters and Spread: 1.5-2.5 meters

Uses: This plant is also used as pot plant to décor different indoor and garden area. This plant is mostly used in pool, entry and pebble gardens areas.

Planting Tips: This is a low maintenance plant, so it can be planted in different locations such as: flower borders, architectural, courtyard gardens, and gravel garden for smoother growth.

Soil type: Well drained and good maintain soil suitable for this plant growth.

Aspect: Full sun area suitable for this plant to grow comfortably.

Pruning: To keep this plant problem free remove damaged and dead leaves during spring from the root area of this plant.

Water requirement: Minimum water in regular basis keeps this plant healthy and active. However, excess watering can create more harm than profit.  

Feeding: Grown well in small among fertilizer use in booming seasons by making good climatic conditions. It may require to protect from northern climes.

Pests and problems: Generally it considered as low problem plant but leaf spotting cause major problems for it.     

Climate: Phormium Tenax Purpureum is native to most parts of Australia


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