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Commonly known as Iron tree, Pohutakawa, Rata
These plants produce exquisite bottle-brush like flowers but they are frost tender and suitable for outdoor growing only in the Scilly Isles or West Cornwall. They do however make excellent conservatory plants but be prepared for aerial roots
Full sun - shelter from strong, drying winds
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for the small, trumpet-shaped flowers with conspicuous tufts of stamens.
Pests & Diseases - scale insects may be a problem under glass.
Place of origin - South Africa, Malaysia, Australasia, Pacific Islands.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to acid soil
Metrosideros - Growing Guide
Buy Varieties of METROSIDEROS
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included