ROUGH BARK HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca parvistaminea) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Melaleuca parvistaminea alson known as Small-flowered Honey-myrtle, is a plant in the myrtle family, is endemic to the states of New South Wales and Victoria.
Shrub or small tree to 5 m high, flowers spring–summer. Flowers solitary in white to cream, petals often tinged with pink. Grows in open forest communities, usually along streams or on damp ground.
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.