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Little Kangaroo Paw
Increasing hard to source

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N 3600

Family: Haemodoraceae
Sub-family: Conostyloideae
Characteristics: Clumping perennial to 50-60 cm

Seed per packet: Approx. 50
Seed pre gram: Approx. 1400

A smaller Kangaroo Paw which often mistaken for a miniature ANIGOZANTHOS manglesii that produces attractive red and green-yellow flowers on short stalks from August to October in its native range. 
A perennial herb consisting of strap like leaves arising from underground rhizomes. Flowers occur in cluster on stalks which emerge from the base of the leaves. Ideal size for small gardens or containers. Looks great when mass planted.

Occurs naturally in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain and Warren in the South West Province of Western Australia.

Prefers light to heavy soils in an open sunny position. It is drought and frost resistant. Avoid overhead watering in summer and water at the base of the plant.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.

Pre-treatment of smoke recommended.

This genus is responsive to smoke, although it is not critical for germination of this species it usually beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 21 days in the right condition but may take up to 90 days or longer depending on the conditions.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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