Australian Grass Tree (Xanthorroea preissii)_2

Australian Grass Tree (Xanthorroea preissii)_2

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The Australian Grass Tree is a long-lived arboreal plant. It’s lifespan is of at least 600 years. It grows in deserts and arid areas, and is extremely resistant to drought. It is a very slow growing species: the trunk takes a decade to form initially, as it is composed of a mass of old leaf bases held together by a natural resin. From then on, it grows only 1-2 cm. per year. The adult plants often branch. The flowering stalk grows much faster (2-3 cm per day) and can grow up to 3 m. tall. The flowering attracts birds, bees, ants and butterflies. It can be a handy garden plant, because once established, it requires very little water and maintenance. Height : up to 4-5 m. Origin : Southern Australia. #Australia #Australian #Grass #Tree
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