Also Known as: Poor Knights Lily , raupo-taranga
Height - 1.5m
Xeronema callistemon (NZ Native)
A small native New Zealand flowering plant. This fine flowering specimen ranks as one of our best horticultural subjects. Mature plants have green flax-like leaves up to 1m long and flower between September and December. In its natural habitat it grows on rhyolite sea cliffs and rocky outcrops but sometimes in the island's forest. The stunning red flowers tipped with orange pollen resemble a giant bottle brush or toothbrush. Frost tender.
More informative information on Tawapou Coastal Natives website at www.tawapou.co.nz/about-native-plants/the-poor-knights-lily-xeronema-callistemon
Approximate viable seed per gram:
Packet of 100 seeds $18.00
How to Grow
Recommended pre germination seed treatment:
Seed germinates without pre treatment. Sow seed direct from packet & keep moist until germination is complete.