Kangaroo Paw in the subtropics

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Anigozanthos ‘Bush Pearl’ also known as Pink Kangaroo paw.
Native to Western Australia, kangaroo paw are lovers of harsh dry arid conditions. I’m surprised to find how well they perform in the Gold Coast subtropics. Kangaroo paw are notorious for struggling with humidity in Victoria, they tend to turn black, rot and die off during the winter months. These plants have proven their versatility. With correct planting in well draining, sandy loam soil and the use of low phosphorus organic fertilizers, kangaroo paws will flower year round in the Gold Coast. Kangaroo paws have co-evolved with native birds, the structure of the inflorescence attracts indigenous birds to aid with pollination and seed distribution. They are another must have sustainable native to incorporate into the Australian Garden.

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Kangaroo Paw

Gold Coast

Anigozanthos Bush Pearl

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