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Xanthorrhoea glauca - Plant

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Blackboy , Grass Tree
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Xanthorrhoea glauca, known as the grass tree, is a large plant in the genus Xanthorrhoea, widespread in eastern Australia. The trunk can grow in excess of 5 metres tall, and may be many branched.

Common name: Blackboy , Grass Tree
Color: Pink
Bloom time: june to august
Height: 50.00 to 80.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Also, select a site that gets full sun. For dependable blooms, plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils.

Sunlight: full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: -9° C

Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Plants love water—but don’t drown them.
  • That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’ll die if the soil is too wet in winter.
  • The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
  • One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
  • Use mulch.


Special Feature:
Impressive tropical shade tree. Along roads, parks and pastures. Generally considered to be an attractive landscape tree, but needs a large space. Avoid planting in areas where wilt is a problem.
Use
Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • the plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
Wilt is becoming a serious problem in many areas. Also susceptible to mimosa web worm. Self-seeding can produce numerous seedlings.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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