Tasmanian Waratah Fact Sheet FAMILY: Proteaceae BOTANICAL NAME: Telopea truncata COMMON NAME: tasmanian waratah CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE: Endemic
Bract browning of waratahs reduces their market value and export potential as a cut flower crop. Many environmental factors such as light, water stress and localised calcium deficiency have been implicated in the development of bract browning. Potted waratahs of cultivars ‘Olympic Flame’ … Continued
Waratah bud and stem borer causes serious damage to commercially cultivated Waratah bushes (Telopea speciosissima). The larval stage of the insect generally bores into the buds and stems of the plant. Eggs are laid at the axillary region where the … Continued
One of the most common causes of poor vase life is drying out of the blooms. Another is that the more individual flowers that are open, the shorter the vase life.