kangaroo paw - Knowledgebase Question

san diego, Ca
Question by meloneyblue
April 11, 2010
i cut my kangaroo paw flowers back in the fall and the plant died within days. how do i prevent that?

Answer from NGA
April 11, 2010


I'm not sure your plants died after flowering - they naturally go into dormancy and rest for a while when they've finished blooming. The flowering spikes are often harvested by florists for use in fresh arrangements so cutting them off your plant won't harm your plant in the least. Expect your plants to go into a short dormancy period once they've finished flowering. They will produce new foliage and flowering stems after a few short weeks of rest. Enjoy your new plants!

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