It does not get more Australian than a kangaroo plant.  Also, know as the kangaroo paw plant these natives are a fantastic choice for any garden.

Kangaroo Plant

Kangaroo plants have lush green leaves mixed in with bright red.  I love the contrast and I hope you do as well.  These plants are native so they are well adapted to the harsh Australian climate and are low maintenance.  If you want to brighten up your garden with some Australian character then the Kangaroo Paw Plant is a fantastic choice and one that cannot be overlooked.

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Kangaroo Paw Plant

If you are looking for a great plant for your orchids or love plants of any kind, you should consider growing a kangaroo plant. This is one of the easiest of all orchid plants to care for and can help you learn how to grow a kangaroo plant, even if you are a beginner. If you haven’t had much experience caring for plants, you may be surprised at the amount of attention required, but that’s all you need to know. Anybody who has ever had beautiful, thriving, exotic orchids on their property has had to deal with maintaining those plants, so it won’t take you too long to figure out how to grow a kangaroo plant.

It takes two forms of light to help plants thrive. You have the light they absorb through their leaves, which they use for photosynthesis and the light they receive directly from the sun. Most kangaroo plants will prefer direct sunlight, but you shouldn’t place them too close to a window or door. This light source will provide them with just enough of the nutrients that they need to thrive, so don’t worry if your house is always full of sunshine. The only time that direct sunlight is not beneficial is during the winter months when it gets cold, and they do well in pots and containers.

One of the most common problems with this plant is that they form ferns because of too much light. Ferns are very common on these plants, and they look great but are often created by having too much light for the plant. If you keep your kangaroo plant under control by placing it in pots and containers and trimming it back, it will be less likely to form ferns.


Who doesn’t want a low maintenance plant that can handle Australian conditions and looks great.

Look at our Australian native plants for more options. Visit our nurseries and add this great plant to you garden.


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