Atriplex Nummularia-Ole Man Saltbush-BUSH TUCKA-25 Seeds
“Old Man Saltbush”
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C
Position: Open; Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: soak in warm water for 24-48 hrs before sowing.
Sowing: Sow on surface. Cover with seed raising mix to a depth of 2mm.
Care: Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position. Keep moist but not wet with fine mist spray.
Sprouting: 14-28 days @ 23-25°C
Erect spreading shrub with greyish-white thick foliage widespread in Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria. Prefers a well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought, frost and salt tolerant, well suited to dry conditions. Can be either single-sex flowered or both male and female flowers on individual plants. (Male flowers are held in clusters or long spikes up to 20cm long. Female flowers are held in the leaf axils or in terminal inflorescence).
The local indigenous people ground or roasted the seed for damper and used the leaves in cooking.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.