Allow seedlings to grow to about 10 cm before transplanting.
When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 30 to 40 cm apart. Mulch lightly with an organic mulch keeping the mulch well clear from the base of the plant, and water in well.
One of the most striking kangaroo paws is the slightly tricky-to-grow Macropidia fulginosa, the black kangaroo paw.
Watering at the base of the plant helps prevent diseases such as Ink Disease from developing on the leaves.
Cut back after flower flushes.
The big growers can be cut right to ground level in early spring.
The toughest kangaroo paws are the large growers that can reach up to two metres tall. As a general rule, these are the best to choose for humid conditions, but they do take up quite a lot of space in the garden. Smaller growers, which are more garden and pot friendly, may make better choices, even if they have to be replaced more frequently.
New plants can also be produced by dividing established clumps. Do this in spring or early autumn. Lift the plants out of the ground, split into sections, wash off the old soil and pot into fresh mix. Leave in pots for a few months to re-establish.