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Doryanthes palmeri

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Doryanthes palmeri

Giant Spear Lily,
$0.00 ex GST
A8, Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 32
$/Unit (EX GST): $18.38 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $20.21 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Doryanthes palmeri Giant Spear Lily,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Rosette, Tufting, Upright

A fabulous native lilly that naturally occurs in a small pocket along the East Coast where Queensland meets New South Wales. A large leaved lily with bright green sword-like foliage that forms in rosettes. Flowering only once per rosette it produces a huge red flower head on a long stalk. It can take many years for the plant to reach flowering maturity but its worth the wait. Use singularly as a feature in a pot or courtyard, but equally impressive mass planted commercially for impact.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Park And Gardens, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Best planted in well drained, deep soil. To look their best, Doryanthes need regular watering. Flowers can be damaged by frosts. Plant were the large flower spike can be appreciated. Apply a slow release fertiliser or blood and bone in Spring.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Agavaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate