JOHNSON'S / FOREST GRASS TREE (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) Seeds
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Whether you're an avid gardener, a nature lover, or someone seeking to add a touch of Australian charm to your landscape, Xanthorrhoea johnsonii seeds are a perfect choice. Create a focal point in your garden, adorn your outdoor spaces with their unique presence, and embrace the beauty and cultural significance of the Australian Grass Tree.
This iconic Australian plant occurs naturally from Queensland to north east NSW. Slow growing to around 5 metres tall, it has a tuft of long thin leaves, and in old specimens this grows atop a thick trunk. The rate of growth is about 2-3 cm per year, so it takes decades for a plant to reach full maturity. They can live for up to 600 years.
Bush Food: To Aborigines the grass tree was an exceptionally useful plant. The flower is laden with sweet nectar and can be sucked or soaked in water to produce a sweet drink. The resin was used as a glue and the wooden flower stalks were made into fire sticks or spears.
Germination: Sow in warm areas anytime. In frost prone areas when danger of frost is over. Xanthorrhoea will sprout in regular potting soil. Place the seed and 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch below the surface and cover with a thin layer of sand. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid drying out.