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(aka Castanospermum australe )
I am native to the coastal rainforests and beaches of Australia.
I have a crown of dark green leaves which sit atop strong green stems with light brown freckles. The stems sproud from cracked-open chestnuts, at my base.
I'm a slow grower but can become a large tree in my native Australia, where I can reach 40 meters
I like a bright spot but keep me out of the midday sun
If you treat me well I may produce sprays of yellow and red pea shaped flowers
Please spray and/or wipe my leaves regularly to prevent dust build up - you can even pop me under the shower occasionally.
I will last a really long time
Feed me occasionally in spring and summer with an all-purpose fertiliser, or one especially for foliage plants.
If you want me to grow to a larger plant, transplant me into a larger pot. I will stay compact if not potted up
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