Phormium tenax is native to New Zealand. It is an evergreen, clump-forming tender perennial. It grows in average, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It makes a good container plant, providing height and color contrast.
Also known as
New zealand flax and New zealand hemp
How to care for Flax
Flax needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Flax love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Flax does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Flax after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.