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selwyn_k
You can pretty much grow them anywhere. They survive in NZ from the Top of the North Island to the Deep South in Invercargill. Depending on the season they can flower prolifically and are a great sight. The leaves are 'tough' and they do shed them! You can dry and strip them and make all sorts of things out of them. Selwyn Wellington NZ
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Michele Lister
I live in the North of England and they grow beautifully here, I had two in pots for 14 years before I decided to plant them into the garden, unfortunately we had the worst winter in 50 years that shut down the whole country and I lost them, or so I thought, I now have several babies springing from the ground.
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zombieknit
I don't think we have watered our cabbage tree in the 14 years since we planted it, and it is fine. They are so tough, just watch for unwanted babies.
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