Hakea Teretifolia sp. teretifolia "Dagger Hakea" Seeds
Sowing temp: 25C
Position: Light Shade to Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Sow into a pot or a little tray of well drained seed propagating material.
Sowing: 1mm deep.
Care: Cover them lightly with 1mm of vermiculite, keep them moist.
Sprouting: 60-90 days.
After sprouting: Transplant them to their final position and they grow beautifully.
A prickly shrub to 3 m in height. It has spirally arranged, thick, tough, succulent spike-tipped leaves. Flowering occurs in summer though some may be seen in winter. Small flowers are followed by sharp pointed, dagger-shaped seed pods (giving the plant its common name). Found from Coffs Harbour through to the Budawang Range in New South Wales on sandstone soil-based heathland, and can form dense thickets with the Heath Banksia (Banksia ericifolia) and Scrub She-oak (Allocasuarina distyla). Rarely cultivated but an easy plant to grow in full sun, it can be tolerant of poor drainage and its extremely prickly foliage can make a good deterrent. When planted in clumps, this species provides an excellent shelter for small birds and animals.
****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.