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Macropidia fuliginosa, Black Kangaroo Paw

Macropidia fuliginosa

Black Kangaroo Paw
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Western Australia
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A small perennial herb with erect green-yellow leaves, occurring with a height between 0.2 to 1.8 metres in height.

Black hairs occur along the flowers and stems.

The 'black' species is contained by a monotypic genus, eleven other similar plants of this name are contained by the genus Anigozanthos.

Like the other Kangaroo Paws, Macropidia will achieve maximum growth and flower production when well watered. A drip irrigation system is recommended because the plant will suffer if it is allowed to dry out and conversely, does not like waterlogging.

Macropidia fuliginosa, Black Kangaroo Paw
Macropidia fuliginosa, Black Kangaroo Paw

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