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The red and yellow waxy flowers are a familiar Christmas decoration for many Australians. The wispy tufts of strappy narrow leaves can tend to get lost in the garden and are easier to keep track of when grown in pots. They respond to low phosphorus native plant fertiliser after cutting off the spent flower stems. This plant also works well in rockery type situations in the garden.
Flower colour: red and yellow
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.