burn on new zealand flax - Knowledgebase Question

sacramento, Ca
Question by mattcrooks
October 5, 2009
my green new zealand flax are now 4 years old in sacramento. alot of the mature leaves are turning brown on the ends. the only get occasional water.

Also, how often should i cut them to the base to refresh them?

Answer from NGA
October 5, 2009


You can cut back your New Zealand Flax in the late winter or early spring to renew the plant. It will take about 2 years for it to grow back into its former glory, though. The alternative is to prune away the older, outer leaves and allow the newer foliage to remain on the plant. As newer growth develops in the center, the foliage you left will grow and bend outward, so you will be able to retain the appearance of the clump. Either pruning method will help renew your flax.

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