Anigozanthos - Care Tips

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Stubborn appearance from Down Under

Tough and velvety, that's how you can describe the Anigozanthos. Get to know this unique flower and its special nickname.

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COLORS AND SHAPES OF THE ANIGIZANTHOS

The shape is a bit tough and stubborn from the Anigozanthos. This flower is not characterized by excessively blooming flowers or sweet perfume. No, De Anigozanthos does it very differently. She has stems that are branched and without leaves, on which her small tubes grow and these have small hairs and are pink, yellow, red or orange. A greenish-yellow flower with six petals then grows from the end of these tubes. They also call this from Australia Kangaroo paw because of the resemblance to a kangaroo paw.

SYMBOLIC OF THE ANIGIZANTHOS

In the name of this Anigozanthos come the Greek words anises which means uneven and anthos which means flower. A clear reference to the shape of the flowers. The Anigozanthos is a symbol of individuality and is the flower emblem of Western Australia.

ORIGIN OF THE ANIGIZANTHOS

This flower mainly grows in southwestern Australia, and that too in a very dry area. In the nineteenth century, the Anigozanthos in seed form traveled by boat to France. Empress Joséphine then grew these plants in her famous greenhouses and garden of the Imperial Palace, where it was discovered that the Anigozanthos also works well as a cut flower.

CARE OF THE ANIGIZANTHOS

  • Cut the stems of the Anigozanthos diagonally with a sharp knife.
  • Place the flowers in a clean vase with tap water.
  • Add a pinch of cut flower food.
  • Change the water if it becomes cloudy.
  • Do not place the vase with the Anigozanthos near sunlight, heating or the fruit bowl. Also avoid draft