• Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw in 5-gallon varies grower planter

Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos

$72.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

These sweet red compact kangaroo paws have a spotlight on their bloom.  Just as the coral in the ocean creates a home for marine life, these beautiful blooms create a healthy lively feast for hummingbirds.  Watch them buzzing around your soft new buds.

The Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos) is a bird pollinator flower. Its tubular blooms come in various brilliant colors and are sometimes covered by contrasting colorful filaments that give a velvety appearance. These sun-loving flowers last from 7 to 14 days. They range in height from 12 inches to 6 feet tall. Use them as an annual in tropical climates and annuals in colder climates.

Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw
Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw

About Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw

In bushfire-affected landscapes, the Kangaroo paw seed produces a substance that releases cyanide. The cyanide, in turn, helps landscapes revive after fires. Many plants use this toxicity as a defense against herbivores. Fortunately, this cycle helps the ecosystem regenerate after a forest fire.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Very easy to grow and care for.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets.

Origins

Western Australia

Fun Facts

The Kangaroo paw plants come in various colors from yellow to orange, red, pink, and white. Their blooms have a soft fuzz that mimics velvet. The Kangaroo paw is Western Australia's floral emblem. The shorter variety of Kangaroo Paw's perform well at the front of the garden bed or in a container pot in full sun. Their bright colors attract hummingbirds making it a great add-on in the garden space! Need a punch of color in your garden beds? Use this beauty to attract hummers in a sunny spot. Give it a good drink every week to help its blooms last longer.

Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
  • Great for people who love flowering plants
  • Great for people who love all year long color
  • Great for people who love to dance
  • Great for people who like outdoor activities
Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light
  • Great for spaces that have full sun
  • Great for spaces with rock or desert gardens
  • Great for spaces that need a pop of color

Anigozanthos Care Guide

  • High

    Full sun (6-8 hours)

  • Medium

    We recommend regular irrigation for several months to get these plants established. In hotter, drier regions, supplemental irrigation is good to keep them attractive in the garden.

  • Low

    High humidity levels will promote fungal diseases and can reduce the life of Kangaroo Paws.

  • 65 to 100

    Use as a perennial in plant zones 10-11 and annuals in all other zones.

  • 10|11

    Use as an annual in plant zones lower than 10.

  • Yearly

    Kangaroo Paw's don't need much fertilizer. Adding a cup or two of compost will benefit the roots. If you do fertilize, keep the Phosphorus (K) on the lower side.

  • Yearly

    Outdoors: After the last frost date in your planting zone, plant Kangaroo paw in the spring. Choose a full sun (6-8 hours) area. Too little sunlight can cause week stems and floppiness and inhibit flowering. Cultivate the native soil for good drainage with organic matter like compost, and sand with slightly acidic soil pH. Be generous by digging a hole twice the pot's width and 1 inch shorter than the grower pot to raise it above the soil level for good drainage. Use a pitchfork or a sharp object to stab the soil walls to make several indentions for the roots to take hold. Tickle the roots to loosen them if they wrap inside the container. Place the plant in the center of the hole. Fill the hole with water first, so the roots get another good drink. Next, backfill with native soil mixed with compost by one-third to one-half (if the native soil is clay). Add a rooting hormone fertilizer to this backfill mixture. Tamp the soil firmly down around the edges and mound up. Avoid covering the original soil level of the plant that was in the container. Add mulch as needed but not next to the stem or branches of the plant. Water lightly. Continue to observe the soil moisture each day, depending on the temperatures and soil drainage. The soil needs to remain moist but not soggy during the growing season and until it gets established. Let it dry on the top few inches between waterings.

  • Bi-annually

    As the plant leaves and bloom fade, prune the leaves and stems back to 2-3 inches to the ground. If done earlier in the season, it may promote new blooms. Cleaning and pruning can also prevent foliage disease and promote more growth.

  • Division

    To propagate the Kangaroo Paw in warmer planting zones 10-11, clean up the foliage and old stems cutting down to with in 2-3 inches of the ground. Next, dig up the plant's roots in the fall. Using a sterilized, sharp knife, cut through the root base in half or thirds with healthy established roots. Replant in different areas of your garden where they will receive full sun (6-8 hours). Add compost to the hole and follow the planting instructions on this page. Add rooting hormone into the hole and water the plant before covering up the roots. Division of perennials every three years is recommended to keep the plant healthy and flourishing with blooms.

Joe Joe Red Kangaroo Paw

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