Crop Culture Report: Anigozanthos Kanga
Recommended Containers: 6 ½” or 1 gallon containers
Consumer Uses: A great focal point for use in containers because of its unique flower form.
Crop Planning from Cell Pack:
Pot Size Plants per Pot (pp) Finish Time (weeks)
1 Gallon 1pp 10-12
2 Gallon 1pp 12-14
Plant week 8 (Feb 20) Finish 6″ May 20
Plant week 11 (March 13) Finish 6″ June 4
Temperature Requirements: 65 to 75 F (18 to 21 C)
60 to 65 F (15 to 18 C)
Production during very warm temperatures of above 85 F (29C) is not an issue.
Media and pH Requirements: A well-drained soil is required. Water thoroughly and let soil dry between irrigation. Anigozanthos will require moist conditions during the growth and flowering stage of production (spring). When temperatures are cool and light levels are diminished, the water requirement is reduced so let the soil dry completely before another irrigation. 5.5 to 6.5 is a proper pH.
Fertilizer Requirements: 150 to 200 PPM Nitrogen with intermittent clear water irrigation to keep salts from building. Fertilize with a low Phosphorus formulation 20-10-20 or 15-5-20.
Pinching Requirement: None
Growth Regulators: None
Disease and Insect Pests: Rust and Alternaria: Spray with copper-based fungicide to prevent spotting on fans during high humidity.
Pythium: Drench with root rot preventative fungicide as labeled. Plant in well aerated soil, preferably using well-aged bark as an aggregate, allowing the soil to dry between irrigations.