Anigozanthos is a remarkable exotic plant that will flourish in many climates once an established plant.
Australian by design, this species can grow with no attention in almost any Mediterranean climate-type, however, we with a little effort; you can successfully grow Kangaroo Paws anywhere!
They produce furry, tough flowers in profusion that boast vibrant, long lasting colours, while their long, strappy foliage adds an exotic essence to their picture. They create a rhizome root structure which is the plants secret to withstanding harsh climates.
With over 30 different cultivars, we offer varieties that are perfect in a range of different applications and showcase the most beautiful colours.
We have selected the strongest genetics between thousands of new creations to bring you perfection, divided into three different ranges: The “Bush Gems” can grow from 40cm to 100cm high, indoors or outdoors, which are best kept in pots or planted in the garden. The “Bush Gem Minis” include four varieties that have a more compact habit and only grow to about 40cm. They’re excellent for creating a living decoration by using them as a centrepiece for tables, or next to a window. Finally, the Landscapers are much bigger plants with higher disease tolerance making them easier to grow. The Bush Gems Landscapers are best enjoyed in the garden or in large, decorative pots!
Place it in full or part sun position
The exotic Anigozanthos loves sunlight and should be placed in a bright spot. How much light? As much as possible, as it makes its’ colors change. You can plant it in your garden in well drained soils. Anigozanthos are very drought hardy, however, extra irrigation at the time of flower bud formation will benefit flowering performance. It’s best to keep the plant moist to encourage new growth, especially when planted in pots, but never leave its roots flooded in water.
Anigozanthos is also suitable as a “summer bedding plant”. It will give an exotic presence and standout in any garden it prides. As long as night temperature stays above 5°C [41F], plant it outdoors and it will keep flowering until the frost sets in. Anigozanthos is light frost resistance, which means that it can survive outdoors when temperature drops to -5°C [23F] for a few hours. If you expect heavy frost, move your plants to a protected area and return it outdoors when the danger disappears.
While planted outside, keep an eye for snails and slugs.
Outdoor Anigozanthos flourishes best in warm and sunny places, as balconies, terraces and courtyards. The plants will be conspicuous and enjoyable in decorative pots, jars or freely planted in beds in the garden. Feed in autumn and spring with controlled release fertiliser to promote good plant health. Our varieties are not especially phosphorus sensitive, so you don’t need to use a native plant fertilizer.
To help Anigozanthos thrive in your garden, cut old flowering stems back to their base to tidy up the plant and encourage repeat flowering. Remove any dead stems from the base of the shoot. New shoots will appear from underground rhizomes. Older plants will benefit by the annual removal of any damaged leaves.
When you place Anigozanthos indoors, it will give your home an exotic essence.
It loves the sun so make sure that your plant gets a few hours of sunlight everyday to get it to blossom the most and maintain its bright colors. If the flowers fade out, it can be a result of changes in the amount of sunlight anigozanthos receives. Bring it to a more sunny position and the color will become intense again.
Feel free to cut the flowers from the plant and move them to a vase to decorate your table. Cut the stem close to the leaves and put it in the water. Anigozanthos flowers’ vase life can reach 30 days if treated properly.