The base of the flowering stem can be eaten.An oil in the seed contains 25% gamma-linoleic acid, this compares with only 9% in evening primrose oil.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Astelia solandri.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Astelia solandri.
When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade for at least the first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in late spring or early summer once they are 15cm or more tall.Division in spring.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c, perhaps even lower if given shelter from cold drying winds.Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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