Gahnia Sieberiana 'Red-fruit Saw-sedge'-OTHER-seeds
Sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: 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. Sm0ke treatment and warm temps may assist germination results.
Sprouting: May take up to 18 months to germinate but well worth the wait.
A tussock forming perennial plant to 2m high and approx. 2m around. Naturally preferring clay and sandy soils, it is mostly found along the east coast of Australia from Tasmania to Northern Queensland to an altitude of 1200m. Usually found in areas that are damp or occasionally flooded, it like to stay moist.
CAUTION: Mature plants have long, strappy leaves that can become sharp along the edges and may cut bare hands.
Not often seen in cultivation as it has been known to be difficult to germinate. Germination may be promoted by applying heat and smoked water, followed by nurturing under summer temperature conditions.
****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.