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Planting tip
Soak the rootball of your plant in a bucket of water to wet thoroughly prior to planting. For extra goodness, add a bit of liquid fertiliser.
Collospermum hastatum
Height: 1m;  Spread: 1m
Kahakaha (Lily & Iris-like)
Wide fleshy bright green flax-like leaves. Epiphytic, living in tree branches. Do not plant into ground as it needs a free draining site under shade. Useful pot plant.
» Click here for more detailed information on epiphytes...
» Click here for our Collospermum hastatum article published in The Fringe, March 2015 ...
» For a landscaping perspective on Collospermum hastatum see this article by O2 Landscapes...
Photo gallery:
Some very large Kahakaha remain growing in the branches a dead tree, Waimamaku
The characteristic dark brown at the centre of the radiating fan shows clearly in this young Collospermum.
The thick skirts of dead leaves hanging below mature Collospermums can produce some amazing sculptural effects.
A female Collospermum showing off its brightly coloured seed spikes.