Large, robust perennial herb <3m tall. Large, shiny green, leathery, arrow-shaped leaves <75cm long on stalks <1.5m high. Leaves contain a milky sap. Fragrant, creamy-yellow to orange flowers (Jan-Apr) form a spike enclosed by a green bract. Glossy scarlet or orange berries. Stems trunk-like on mature plants, have leaf scars, and often have lower part of trunk lying along ground.
Grassy, frost-free waste areas.
Garden escape and from garden debris.
Shades out natural ground cover.
Exclude all livestock from site when treating. Begin clearance at top of catchment. Follow up annually.
1.Slash tops & dig out tubers.
2.Cut & stump paint (1g metsulfuron + 100ml glyphosate + 20ml penetrant/1L).
3. Weed wipe (1g metsulfuron + 150ml glyphosate + 1ml penetrant/1L).
4. Overall spray (3g metsulfuron + 150ml glyphosate + 10ml penetrant/10L or 5g metsulfuron + 10ml penetrant/10L) in spring or late autumn.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.