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An ornamental rhizomatous perennial with tropical-like foliage and large flowers that somewhat resemble an iris.
Large green oval foliage and exotic red flowers that typically between Spring throughout summer into Autumn.
Native to the Caribbean Islands.
Adaptable to a range of soil and climates from temperate to tropical. Prefers moist rich soils in an open sunny position.
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.
Seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating that is impervious to water and generally germination will usually not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Please 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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.