Bush surprise is a yellow anigozanthos variety with a slight tone of red on the tips of its bracts. It is naturally compact and has a strong, upright habit with a resilient nature. Position it in full sun to see the full spectrum that its magnificent colors have to offer!
Height to 60cm
Width to 50cm
How to get the most out of Surprise:
The ideal place is one with full or part sun
The exotic Anigozanthos loves sunlight and placement in a bright spot. How much light? As much as possible, as it makes its’ colors change. You can plant it in your garden in well-drained soils. Anigozanthos are very drought-hardy; however, extra irrigation during flower bud formation will benefit flowering performance. It’s best to keep the plant moist to encourage new growth, especially when planted in pots, but never leave its roots flooded in water.
Anigozanthos is also suitable as a “summer bedding plant.” It will give an exotic presence and stand out in any garden it prides as long as night temperature stays above 5°C [41F], plant it outdoors, and it will keep flowering until the frost settles. Anigozanthos is light frost resistance, which means that it can survive outdoors when the temperature drops to -5°C [23F] for a few hours. If you expect heavy frost, move your plants to a protected area and return them outdoors when the danger disappears.
While planted outside, keep an eye for snails and slugs.
Outdoor Anigozanthos flourishes best in warm and sunny places, such as balconies, terraces, and courtyards. The plants will be conspicuous and enjoyable in decorative pots, jars, or freely planted in beds in the garden. Nurture them in autumn and spring with controlled-release fertilizer to promote good plant health. Our varieties are not especially phosphorus sensitive, so you don’t need to use a native plant fertilizer.
To help Anigozanthos thrive in your garden, cut old flowering stems back to their base to tidy up the plant and encourage repeat flowering. Remove any dead branches from the bottom of the shoot. New shoots will appear from underground rhizomes. In addition, older plants will benefit by annual removing any damaged leaves.
When you place Anigozanthos indoors, it will give your home an exotic essence.
It loves the sun so make sure that your plant gets a few hours of sunlight every day to get it to blossom the most and maintain its bright colors. If the flowers fade out, it can result from changes in the amount of sunlight anigozanthos receives. Try to bring it to a sunnier position, and the color will become intense again.
Feel free to cut the flowers from the plant and move them to a vase to decorate your table. Cut the stem close to the leaves and put it in the water. Anigozanthos flowers’ vase life can reach 30 days if treated properly.
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