Growing waratahs in pots

Growing waratahs in pots

•    Select a pot or tub 2-3 times larger than the existing pot and with excellent drainage holes in the base.
•    Fill the pot with a layer of orchid mix at the base then top up with standard free draining commercial potting mix that has no added fertiliser.  Do not use garden soil.
•    Plant the waratahs into the potting mix so that the base of the stem is level with the top of the mix.  Sprinkle some slow release native fertiliser over the surface and water in well.
•    Place the pot on a stand in dappled shade, protected from the westerly sun and westerly wind.
•    Water daily in summer and during hot windy weather and once every three days in winter (depending on rainfall). Pots should not get too wet or dry out.




The aims of the Society are:

  * To foster and promote appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants
* By lawful means, foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants
* To encourage the use of Australian native plants in home gardens and public places
* To improve native plants as garden subjects
* To interest nurserymen in propagating & supplying
Australian native plants to the public
* To increase and disseminate general knowledge of Australian plants

The aims are broad and allow us to respond to changing needs and priorities and to encompass all aspects of Australian plants.

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Members are from all age groups and ways of life from amateurs who want to learn a bit more about Australian plants to professionals - from artists, florists, farmers and nurserymen to plant scientists: anyone who has an interest in Australian flora.

Many members enjoy Australian plants as garden subjects in the suburbs or the challenge of propagating and cultivating difficult to grow species or finding and propagating unusual forms of plants; many contribute to conservation, education, study of bushland or the awakening of a love of the Australian flora in others; others grow Australian plants commercially, many enjoy travel looking at Australian plants in their normal habitat, and photography. For many, membership of the Society is a way of meeting like minded people.

Members who have a professional interest in Australian plants can obtain information outside their specialised area. Some members who do not work with Australian plants for a living but have qualifications in botany, horticulture and so on, find satisfaction in using their knowledge in a leisure activity. For many members of the Society it is a relaxing and enjoyable activity and their first involvement with Australian plants. The Australian Plants Society also has among its members local government authorities, schools, other societies, libraries, corporations and government bodies.

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