DWARF GRASS TREE (Xanthorrhoea Resinosa) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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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 crisp crown of the trunk was traditionally split open and the starch eaten raw, but this not recommended as it kills the tree. The resin was used as a glue and the wooden flower stalks were made into fire sticks or spears.
Grass trees epitomize the Australian bush, they're beautiful, ancient, hardy, thrive in nutrient-poor soils and respond to wildfire by flowering profusely.
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.