Small dense, erect shrub that grows to about 3 feet tall and wide. It has conifer-like foliage in tight clusters. Red and yellow tubular flowers, with a black band between the colors, emerge from the foliage from autumn to spring.
Pronunciation: ass-troh-LOH-muh fo-lee-OH-sum
Species Meaning: Leafy
Astroloma foliosum is native to Western Australia.
Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position or partial shade partial shade. Drought tolerant.
2/16/21 2 pots. One with larger cuttings, the other small. Larger pot has 4 cuttings, 2 treated with Clonex and 2 with Hormodin 3. The 9 smaller cuttings had 4 with Clonex and 5 with Hormodin 3.
Unfortunately I did not have success with any of them. If anyone had any advise for getting these to root, I would love to hear it.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: C2109
Found in Greenhouse,
Cuttings on heat and mist.
I left you a note on astroloma foliosum asking for a source if you had one. And then i came across this and found you have tried to root it.
I tried rooting things with hormones and actually have had better luck with simply shoving them in the ground and waiting. The cuttings I’m talking of are woody. It’s taken a year plus for metrosideras. I’m able to leave them Outside ( we barely get frost).
So I’m wondering where you got your original plant. Thanks.