THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

PLANT PORN: THE WAXFLOWER

8th March 2019

Words by Jessica Peace

Looks sexy, smells sexy, easy in your bed and flowers for around 3 weeks in your bouquets - Ladies and Gents, the waxflower...

THE ROOTS

Originally hung out in Western Australia and member of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae).

THE DEETS: EASY RIDER, GIVER NOT A TAKER.

Looks like rosemary with a sexy flower, smells like lemon cheesecake. Think ‘Home and Away’ - they like it hot, dry, sunny and sandy; so lob in loads of sand and grit into that sunny corner. After your bush has stopped belting out flower chop it back by a third to get loads of flower again next winter. Although it likes it dry, it gets a little hungry so chuck on some organic mulch in autumn.