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Xanthorrhoea Genus

Black boy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Xanthorrhoea genus (Black boy). This genus consists of a small evergreen, which is grass-like with a thick, palm-like trunk, which produces arching, grass-like leaves, about 1m long. The flowers are long, spear-like and are borne in spikes.

Characteristics

Perennials, Trees

Other common names

Grass tree

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown mainly as foliage plants.

Cultivation

It is frost tender, min 10C, and will grow in full sun with well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds basal offsets in autumn or spring.

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