Common name: New Zealand Flax
Family: Agavaceae, Phormiaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Height at maturity: 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
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 erect leaves that can measure up to 3 meters high. They are dark green above and bluish green below.
In summer, sturdy purple-red flower stalks, 2 to 4 meters long, are made up of 3 to 5cm matte red flowers.
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.