Enchylaena Tomentosa-Ruby Saltbush-BUSH TUCKA-25 seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C
Position: Open; Full Sun; Well Drained.
Pre-treatment: Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
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: 21-28 days in the right conditions.
A useful plant for gardens in dry climates and endemic throughout Australia, Ruby Saltbush is a small, shrub to about 1m high. Drought and frost resistant and salt tolerant, it prefers a light to heavy soil in an open position. A common species of semi-arid and arid climates. It has greyish foliage and produces soft, sweet, ruby-red berries 6-8mm in diameter. These make a juicy snack food when eaten raw or soaked in water to make a sweet drink. They can also be dried and rehydrated later. A red dye can also be made from the berries.
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****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.