Gahnia Aspera Seeds
Sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: Light Shade to Full Sun;
Preparation: Fill a polystyrene box with washed sand to just below the top. Punch some holes in the side of the box about 1-2 cm below the level of the sand inside
Sowing: Spread seed along the top (do not cover the seed).
Care: Put in a shaded warm spot out of direct sunlight (preferrably a greenhouse) and keep moist to imitate the swampy conditions this
plant loves most.
Sprouting: May take up to 18 months to germinate but well worth the wait.
A tussock forming perennial plant, known as ‘rough saw-sedge’ or ‘round sawsedge’, Gahnia Aspera is often seen in moist situations. The long strap like leaves grow to 80 cm long. It is found in a variety of situations, from rainforest to drier inland areas in New South Wales, Queensland, Malaysia, New Guinea and islands in the Pacific. It is fairly easy to grow and likes a moist position in the garden. It grows in full sun or semi-shade and although it has horticultural appeal in its foliage and nuts, it is not widely grown, as propagation from seed is considered difficult.
The caterpillars of the spotted sedge-skipper, the two-spotted sedge-skipper, and the flame sedge-skipper feed on the leaves. It also serves as shelter in the garden for small birds.
“The seeds were used by Aboriginal Australians to make a kind of flour". (Information from Wikipaedia – retrieved 24Aug2019)
The Chakra Garden can not 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.