LARGE FLOWERED MELALEUCA (Melaleuca Megacephala) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

LARGE FLOWERED MELALEUCA (Melaleuca Megacephala) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

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ORNAMENTAL MEDIUM SHRUB 6-8'X6' WITH SMALL LEAVES AND TERMINAL YELLOW FLOWER HEADS IN WINTER-SPRING. 

PREFERS FULL SUN. TOLERANT OF MOST WELL-DRAINED SOILS, MODERATE FROSTS AND EXTENDED DRY PERIODS. 

AN EXCELLENT SCREEN AND HEDGE PLANT.

GERMINATION OF THE SEED OF MELALEUCA SPECIES IS USUALLY QUITE EASY BY NORMAL SEED RAISING METHODS. NO SPECIAL PRETREATMENT IS NEEDED. 

GERMINATION SHOULD OCCUR IN 14 TO 30 DAYS, DEPENDING ON THE SPECIES.

USES : A GREAT NECTAR PLANT FOR HONEY PRODUCTION, MELALEUCA FLOWERS CAN BE SOAKED IN WATER TO PRODUCE A SWEET-TASTING DRINK.




GERMINATION OF THE SEED OF MELALEUCA SPECIES IS USUALLY QUITE EASY BY NORMAL SEED RAISING METHODS. NO SPECIAL PRE-TREATMENT IS NEEDED. GERMINATION SHOULD OCCUR IN 14 TO 30 DAYS.

A COMMON METHOD USED FOR GERMINATION OF MELALEUCA AND RELATED PLANTS IS THE "BOG METHOD" WHERE THE POT CONTAINING THE SEEDS IS PLACED INTO A SAUCER OF WATER UNTIL GERMINATION OCCURS. THIS RESULTS IN MOISTURE REACHING THE SEEDS BY CAPILLARY ACTION AND ENSURES THAT THE SEEDS DO NOT DRY OUT.