Common Name: Katrinus Deluxe
Pot Size: 125mm / 1.1 lt pot
Plant Height: 75cm
Plant Spread: 75cm
Description: Katrinus Deluxe is the new and improved form of Katrinus. Like Katrinus, it has outstanding performance. However, Katrinus Deluxe has bigger and better flowers, a finer leaf and a more dense and compact form.
In dry climates, it grows slightly smaller, to about 600mm high. Katrinus Deluxe flowers in Spring, with and abundance of large flower clusters.
Position: Katrinus Deluxe grows well in full sun and moderate to heavy shaded positions. It tolerates windy and salt laden windy positions and lives on natural rainfall in most of the populated areas in Australia. For desert inland type areas, occasional watering may be required. It can tolerate raised or depressed planting areas in both clay and sandy soils. Katrinus Deluxe is probably the best Lomandra longifolia at coping with periodic wet feet, although it can not handle permanent wet feet.
Care: Watering is needed to keep the plant healthy for the first 8 to 13 weeks. After this, irrigation is optional, other than particularly dry inland regions and Perth, or in very extreme times of drought. Trimming is rarely required, but if needed, trim the plant 20cm above the ground. Avoid trimming Katrinus Deluxe in drought conditions, or in the middle of summer. Fertiliser is rarely required, but in ornamental gardens if a darker green colour is desired, fertilise with any good balanced 8 to 9 month slow release fertiliser, preferably in Spring or Autumn.
Uses: Katrinus Deluxe is ideal for specimen planting or mass planting in gardens, roadsides, golf courses, factories, offices, and most types of residential and commercial planting. Ideal for patio pot plants and planter boxes.
Companion Planting: Katrinus Deluxe is a good companion plant with Cassa Blue, Little Rev, Little Jess, Breeze, Revelation, or Nyalla.