ASTELIA chathamica

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ASTELIA chathamica

Chatham Island Astelia, Silver Spear
[Silver Spear]
Select Item No. AB022

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteliaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Inconspicuous flower umbels but with red berries, very decorative foliage plant.
 
Basic Colour: (none)
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z8 - Z10
Foliage: silvery-grey, sword-like
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / decorative fruit
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

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