Paws for thought

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Cleverfix -

Kan­ga­roo paws (Anigozan­thos sp.) are win­ners when mass planted in na­tive gar­dens but are equally stun­ning dis­played more for­mally in planters. The se­cret is to choose a con­tainer large enough for the va­ri­ety you’re grow­ing (some are more com­pact-grow­ing than oth­ers) and to use a free-drain­ing, sandy pot­ting mix. En­sure the con­tainer has plenty of drainage holes and wa­ter plants reg­u­larly while they’re be­com­ing es­tab­lished, but don’t overdo it. Site the con­tainer in a full sun to partly shaded spot and, with luck, you’ll achieve a stun­ning dis­play like this in the Aus­tralian Gar­den in Cran­bourne, Vic­to­ria. Af­ter bloom­ing, cut the flow­er­ing stems down to the base to en­cour­age new growth.

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