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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.
The lovely soft pink large flower heads on a compact shrubby growth habit are the outstanding features of this spectacular grevillea. It makes a great bird attracting feature plant for the garden that can also be used to supply short-lived cut flowers for the house. Give it a trim after its main flush of flowers in late winter and early spring and feed only with low phospohorus fertiliser.
Flower colour: Pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full 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, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus fertiliser.