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Can anyone name this plant?

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Can anyone name this plant? I've noticed recently a lot of the leaves are turning brown aswell, so need to find out the best way to care for it but don't know it's name.
Thanks for you help




some kind of phormium maybe

27 Sep, 2008


Looks like phormium to me too.

27 Sep, 2008


I suggest thinning the leaves, there are too many for the root system, thats why they are browning, I should remove all browning leaves.

27 Sep, 2008


I find my phormiums always have a few leaves turning brown over the course of a season even though I thin them in spring - I think it's something they do naturally

27 Sep, 2008



27 Sep, 2008


I agree with the others, it is a Phormium Tenax or New Zealand Flax. The best way to keep it looking at its best is to trim off the dead leaves at the base. I don't wait til spring like Andrew, as I am too impatient to make it look nicer! They seem to respond quite well to fairly regular pruning.

28 Sep, 2008

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