Lomandra Fibre Optic
Lomandra affinis cylindrica
Fibre Optic has quickly become a favourite with its soft foliage posing no threat to the dedicated gardener or passers by, unlike many Lomandra varieties that produce stiff foliage and long flower spikes. It bears small pale yellow flowers that don't grow large spikes and stand out beautifully against the lime-green foliage. Only growing to about 60cm or so high, it's a well suited option for smaller, low-maintenance gardens or mass plantings in larger gardens for a more dramatic effect.
Height to approx. 60cm
Width to approx 60cm
Fibre Optic is not fussy when it comes to soils, however, well drained soil will do the plant good. Plant in a full sun position. Avoid planting in winter, aim for the warmer months.
Will only need moderate watering while establishing, however, once the plant grows a solid root system, shouldn't require anything more than natural rainfall.
Use a good quality Native fertiliser at the start of spring. Consult your local plant retailer for the best option.
It is unlikely Fibre Optic will need pruning, however, it can be cut back to a few centimetres from it's base to encourage a full flush of new foliage.
|Tolerances||Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant|
|Use||Foliage, Garden, Landscape, Native, Pots & tubs, Slopes & retaining walls|