Astelia grown too big

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rufc15lizzie
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Astelia grown too big

Post by rufc15lizzie » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:44 pm

Ive had this astelia planted for several years but it has grown too big. Can these be divided or pruned in anyway?
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Gary the flounder
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Astelia grown too big

Post by Gary the flounder » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:49 pm

That's a nice plant Lizzie.
I've divided them just like any normal perennial, but having said that, I'm sure I read somewhere that they dislike root disturbance! The worst that will happen is you kill the plant....or fall off the wall

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Astelia grown too big

Post by rufc15lizzie » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:54 pm

Thanks flounder.
Falling off the wall cannot be discounted.
Yeah it is a great plant. I had this year decided to finally do an arid bed. Dig out all of the gritty soil and replace it with 100% grit and get some agave's in, my aloe polyphylla and a yucca rostrata etc and the astelia is slap bang in the middle of the bed.
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