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Mr Fothergill's Australian Grass Tree
Xanthorrhoea preissii - Australian Grass Tree
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A classic Australian native found in many parts of the country. Forming large, black trunks over many years the plants are extremely hardy and tolerate drought, fire, cold and heat.

The plants are best left undisturbed once established but can be successfully raised for container gardens provided good drainage and low-nutrient potting mix is used.

Growth Height — 1.5m
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow in warm areas anytime. In frost prone areas when danger of frost is over. Fill 10cm pots with moist sandy soil, wet thoroughly and compress. Sow 2 or 3 seeds flat on the soil in each pot, cover lightly with soil. Water gently and cover pots with clear polythene – remove when seeds start to germinate. Keep moist. Place in warm shady position to germinate fully. Plant out when about 10cm high. Water in well. Water weekly in dry weather for quicker growth. Plants respond to small amounts of low phosphate slow release fertilizer.

Watering needs

Keep moist, water weekly in dry weather for quicker growth.