Lomandra Spicata-'Rainforest Mat Rush'-25 seeds
“Rainforest Mat Rush”
Ideal sowing temp: 23-25C
Position: Full sun to 90% shade; moist soil.
Preparation: Place the seed in a container with warm water (around 25°C) and allow to soak 24-48hrs.
Sowing: Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix, cover very lightly with soil and water with fine mist spray.
Care: Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position and keep moist but not wet.
Sprouting: 28-56 days (at 23-25C).
Drought and frost resistant, this is extremely versatile and hardy and will grow almost anywhere. Naturally grows in most types of rainforest's and will accept waterlogged or dry soils and will also grow in containers or pots. Adaptable to most soils and positions but prefers moist soils, including full sun to 90% shade. The pretty flower spikes produce a pleasant perfume on warm summer days.
The plant provided Aboriginal people with seeds which were ground into a flour to make cakes. The tender leaf bases were eaten, and the leaves were dried and woven to make bags and baskets.
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.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded”. General Note retrieved from Australian Seed (online) 11 March 2020
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