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Kangaroo Paw Plant Care - Things You Must Know

Kangaroo Paw Plant Care - Things You Must Know

Kangaroo paws are a popular choice in the gardens around the world. Its beautiful foliage, long slender stems, tubular-shaped flowers attract birds and insects. Many households use this plant because they are container-friendly. They can decorate your study table or patios. Some hybrid varieties are well-suited in flower pots and containers. So, if you plan to grow a container kangaroo paw, you can buy from a reputed plant nursery melbourne or even get the seeds online. However, it requires some basic care for proper growth and flowering.  

Once the flowering season ends, the plant may look sick with a lot of dead brown foliage. It is important to watch when your plant shows these signs of aging.

Cutting the old stems from your kangaroo paw helps to stimulate new shoots. So, it is worth doing it with some attention. When you spend some time to clip off the old leaves, it will give rise to new shoots and then the flowering will follow. If you do not make an effort, the plants will sit simply on the table looking shabby and dull. You must understand that, once a leaf produces a flower and that flower dies off later, the same leaf will not produce another flower. A new leaf or shoot can produce the flowering, which is stimulated by the underground rhizome. 


  • Pruning is a great way to promote new leaf growth from the rhizome. After each bloom, cut all the old stems and leaves carefully. When you trim all the dead foliage and old flower stalks, it will stimulate the growth of denser and greener foliage.

  • Pull the dead foliage from the base and look for any dead stems and clip them off as well.

  • After taking all the brown foliage, your plant will look better.

  • Also, check for any old stem and cut them, ensure that you do not go too far, as you may end up cutting the rhizome.

  • Use the old dead leaves as compost and water your kangaroo paw after pruning.  

  • When you take proper care, your kangaroo paw will provide brightly colored fuzzy blossoms that not only attract pollinators and birds but also your neighbours.

Things To Remember

Regular Watering – Though it is drought-resistant and requires less water, be sure to water them regularly. It is essential to keep them watered during the flowering season for it requires more water. Other than that, watering them every week will be sufficient.  

Supply Nutrients – Of course, your kangaroo paw needs some food too. Some phosphorous foods will help them have a happy diet.

Varieties: Anigozanthos Big RedAnigozanthos Bush Blitz Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Bush Bonanza Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Bush Diamond Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Bush Matilda Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Bush Pearl Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Bush Tenacity Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Bush Volcano Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Flavidus Red Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Flavidus Yellow Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Orange Cross Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Yellow Gem Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Kangaroo Paw Amber VelvetAnigozanthos Landscape Scarlet Kangaroo PawAnigozanthos Rampaging Roy SlavenAnigozanthos Bush Elegance, Anigozanthos Bush Inferno

Planning to buy a Kangaroo Paw? Visit Online Plants today to see a wide range of Kangaroo Paws and take this beautiful addition to your garden.

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