Top Questions About New Zealand Flax

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Questions About New Zealand Flax

Asked by
stewart535 on
July 11, 2017

Q. newzeland flax

had flacks for 10 yrs. now brown shoots are coming from the plant like corn.

Answered by
heather on
July 12, 2017
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Congratulations! You must have a very happy plant. Those are flowering stems. Enjoy the show. :)

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Asked by
GILLIAN THORNLEY on
August 11, 2017

Q. newzealand flax seeds

can i grow this plant from the seeds which are on the flower

Answered by
shelley on
August 11, 2017
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can plant from the seeds. This article tells you how: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/propagating-phormium-tenax-30311.html

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Asked by
Henk on
October 4, 2017

Q. New Zealand Flax?

Hi there, my wife bought a small plant a couple of years ago which was sitting amongst some reduced items in a garden centre. It looked quite sorry for itself, but since it’s done quite well in our garden. So much so, that it’s now getting too big! I’m not sure what it is, but it looks like the New Zealand flax to me that’s on your website. Now, am I correct in thinking that the only way to reduce the size of this plant is by cutting it down right at the bottom? How do you ‘prune’ one of these…? Thanks ever so much for your assistance!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 4, 2017
Certified Expert
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It doesn't appear that it is a good idea to cut these much at all. According to my research, the only cutting that should be done is a dying leaf here and there.

IF you decide that you still want to cut it down, just know that there is a good chance that the plant will not recover correctly. There is still a chance that it will, like all plant can on occasion, make a miraculous recovery, but I wouldn't feel comfortable cutting them to the ground.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2018

Q. Fertilizers

What fertilizer (nitrogen % etc) should I use on a New Zealand or rainbow flax plant?
Thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 17, 2018
Certified Expert
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Fertilizing is not generally necessary.
This article has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/new-zealand-flax/new-zealand-flax-plant-care.htm

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