A small shrub from moist but well drained spots in part shade in NSW, on the coast and inland around the Blue Mountains. It particularly likes hugging sandstone rocks where there is a constant trickle of moisture. An uncommon plant in gardens due to the difficulty in propagating plants and the specific needs. It blooms in winter and spring and attracts honey eating birds to the pretty spikes of flowers. Grows to under a metre tall.
|Scientific Name:||Dracophyllum secundum|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.9 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Needs regular watering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.