This highly ornamental species is now regarded as an emerging environmental weed in south-eastern Queensland. It has been widely cultivated in gardens in the coastal parts of this region because of its unusual architecture and striking floral displays. It is also commonly planted along roadsides and in amenity areas, because it is 'native' to Queensland. However, it is not native to this part of the state and has spread from such plantings, particularly in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.
Prefers a well-drained situation, preferably in full sun. It is fairly frost tolerant, but severe winters can kill it. Because of its weed-risk, it is best not to grow this species near bushland.
Available from native nurseries or can be ordered on-line.