Common name: Red New Zealand Flax
Family: Agavaceae, Phormiaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Height at maturity: 1.5 to 3 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: decorative foliage
Flower color: white
Soil type: sandy, draining
Watering: normal without excess
Use: clump, pot, tray, isolated
Diseases and insect pests: scale insects
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Perennial plant forming a tuft of upright green leaves variegated with purple and red that can measure up to 3 meters high.
In summer, robust purple-red flower stalks, 2 to 4 meters long, are composed of 3 to 5 centimeter white flowers.
New Zealand flax will find its place in your beds or in pots on your terrace.
This plant is resistant to winds, spray and temporary droughts. It will be able to withstand temperatures of the order of -8°C to -10°C, or even lower depending on the duration and intensity of the frosts.