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Phormium Tenax

Botanical Name:

Phormium tenax

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, Rich, 5.5-6.5pH
Heat Tolerant
104-110°F / 40-43°C
Cold Tolerant
20-30°F / -6.7 to -1.1°C
Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial, Evergreen

Lifespan

Perennial Zone 9-11

Plant Height

1-6ft / 0.3-1.8m

Flower

Red or Yellow Flowers on Tall, Rigid Flower Spikes.

Fruit

Woody Capsule

Benefits
Ornamental

Sword-like Leaf Clusters. Tall Flower Spikes

Attracts

Hummingbirds

Warning

None

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Phormium - Flaxes

Genus

Phormium

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