Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 30-40cm
Characteristics: Excellent architectural plants, evergreen hardy perennials, long broad foliage, glossy apricot pink leaves with green margins, tubular red flowers, ideal for tropical gardens and patio
Growth & Spread: Height 0.5m - 0.8m, Spread 0.5m - 0.8m
Flourishing Season: Flourishes all-round the year, flowers in mid-summer
Water & Maintenance: Average watering required, low maintenance shrubs
Phormium Maori Maiden is a beautiful variety that delivers its ornament value with glossy blade-like reddish-pink leaves. It is an excellent evergreen perennial shrub that forms an upright clump with long broad leaves emerging from the base. Phormium plants is native to New Zealand, sometimes also known as New Zealand Flax. Use it as decorative border shrub or low hedge in tropical or coastal gardens.
Maori Maiden has one of the most striking Phormium foliage that will have a real impact in your garden. It has long sword-like apricot red or pink leaves with thin green margins. These arching leaves have a glossy texture that produces attractive gleaming effects. In summer, this plant will occasionally produce small red flowers that attract hummingbirds.
Phormium Maori Maiden is excellent for container gardening. Use a high-quality potting soil mixed with organic compost. Make sure the soil is regularly drained otherwise the roots will rot. Maori Maiden is one of the Phormium that has to be protected from direct sun. Avoid planting them in areas that reflect heat from paved walls and floor. One can grow them indoors in containers in low light areas or in partial shade.
These are easy to maintain plants that demand low watering and thrive with less care. Once established, they will grow drought tolerant and hardy. Protect them from winter frost.
Phormium Maori Maiden will make a single garden specimen, adding ornamental value and attracting visitors. Use them to decorate your patio or a deck in containers. Their lustrous tropical appearance makes them suitable for coastal gardens and formal gardens.
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