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Genus of about 25 species of evergreen perennials mostly from mountainous regions of New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii and southern areas of South America.
Growing in boggy, peaty areas they form large clumps.
Good to know - grown for the striking foliage; flowers are insignificant.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of Origin - New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii, southern South America.
Evergreen - perennials. Large clumps of linear leaves, covered with silvery scales. Panicles of green, yellowish, or purple-brown flowers in spring or summer followed by orange or red berries.
Fertile moist well-drained soil - peaty soil.