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DWARF GRASS TREE (Xanthorrhoea Resinosa) Seeds

DWARF GRASS TREE (Xanthorrhoea Resinosa) Seeds

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Grass trees epitomize the Australian bush, they're beautiful, ancient, hardy, thrive in nutrient-poor soils and respond to wildfire by flowering profusely. The perfect way to grow a unique and attractive species of Australian native. These seeds will produce magnificent evergreen shrubs with an imposing, creative look. Plant in a sunny spot for the best growth.

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 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.

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.