The team | View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sun May 28, 2017 3:04 am



Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
 Xanthorrhoea glauca 
Author Message
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:59 pm
Posts: 7513
Location: Loughborough, Leics, central UK
Post Xanthorrhoea glauca
Late August 2009 I bought an Xanthorrhoea glauca from Akamba nursery.
I decided to plant it spring 2010 (note the year) which I did, see pics below, not realising what would happen later that year! :shock:


Image

Image

Image

Image

Today, new pictures below, is of my favourite plant and must be close to be the most northerly grown specimen of this genus out there ...unless you know other wise?

I would be interested to hear of other experiences of this grass tree out in the wild.
Here it is today on the 12th May 2017 7 years after planting.

Image

It is quite cool to see I now have 4 grass tree's with it sprouting around the base

Image


Fri May 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:31 am
Posts: 221
Location: Brentford, Middx
Post Re: Xanthorrhoea glauca
What a beautiful plant, Kev. Well done :D


Sat May 13, 2017 12:32 am
Profile

Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:58 pm
Posts: 764
Location: Oxford UK
Post Re: Xanthorrhoea glauca
I second that but it begs the question of how you got that plant through a month of freezing temperatures. I do remember you saying it was fully enclosed. Did you add heat as well? As much as I like this plant and its blue colour I am struggling to keep its Mexican green lookalike alive (Dasylirion longissimum) after a new head it was producing took damage last Winter.

_________________
Cold and frosty every Winter but who cares!!


Sat May 13, 2017 9:41 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:59 pm
Posts: 7513
Location: Loughborough, Leics, central UK
Post Re: Xanthorrhoea glauca
I was amazed that it came through 2010 Andy.
I roof it every year but normally leave the sides open 2010 I fully enclosed it with a shower curtain thankfully.
I wrap the trunk with a layer of fibre glass roof insulation and carefully wrap the outside with some christmas rope lights they give off a small amount of heat ( dont cross the loops or else they melt).
These I switch on when minus temps are forecast 2010 they were on for 2 weeks without problem.


Sun May 14, 2017 6:15 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.