Σπόροι Φορμιο Φυτο - Νανα Φοινικοειδη (Phormium tenax)
Πακέτο 3 σπόροι.
Αειθαλές φυτό με ύψος έως 3m. Έχει πολλές παραφυάδες με φύλλα σαν σπαθιά, που εκφείωνται από το χώμα και λυγίζουν προς το έδαφος όταν μεγαλώσουν. Εχουν χρώμα πορφυρό ή βαθυπράσινο με λευκό περιθώριο. Υπάρχουν επίσης ποικιλίες με φύλλα χρώματος πράσινου, κόκκινου ή και πανασέ. Φυτεύεται συχνά σε βραχόκηπους αλλά και σε νησίδες φυτών μέσα σε χλοοτάπητα.
Sowing: Spring (Feb to April) or in Autumn (Sept to Oct)
Sow at maximum 16 to 18°C (60 to 65°F), covering them with a thin layer of peaty compost. Kept moist but not wet at all times. Germination can be erratic, between 30 to 180 days
Prick out each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Grow on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15days before planting out. You may find them rather lax as youngsters but they develop a strong upright habit rather quickly.
Once established, Phormium require only the minimum of care and are hardy to minus -5°C (23°F), but in frost prone areas, it is worth covering plants with a deep mulch of well-rotted compost or straw in winter.
Healthy plants soon grow into a large clump as new fans of leaves develop around the older ones. These eventually develop their own roots and can be detached from the parent plant. It is probably best to cut back some of the leaves of the young plant to reduce the water demand while it is getting established. Even if all the roots get broken off, most pieces will root again if kept moist.
Plants can be divided in spring. Dig up the whole plant then divide it into several pieces using a spade or knife.
Plants growing in pots can be un-potted, freed of most of the soil and small sections broken off. The roots can be carefully teased apart leaving as many as possible attached to each offset. The pieces can then be planted separately.
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