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BANKSIA blechnifolia

Southern Blechnum Banksia

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 274


Family: Proteaceae
Characteristics: Prostrate shrub 

Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count

Banksia benthamiana is a non-lignotuberous shrub with serrated leaves 10-25 cm long which are densely covered in hairs when young.
Yellow-orange to orange-brown flowers 5-10 cm tall occur during late spring and early summer.

Endemic to the Eremaean Province and South-West Province of Western Australia in the Avon Wheatbelt and Yalgoo regions. 

Conservation code: Priority 4: Rare, Near Threatened and other species in need of monitoring.

Prefers well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Avoid waterlogged soils.

Seed is best sown in spring or autumn in a temperate climate.
The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering.
Sow the seed 3-4mm deep. Vermiculite is a good medium to use to cover the surface as it helps retain moisture and controls the temperature. 
Keep moist but not too wet as the seed will rot. 
Germination should occur in 21-60 days at 18-22°C
Pre-germination of seed by sowing into a closed container containing moist vermiculite or similar material is also a useful method of germinating seeds, particularly for winter sowing when outdoor temperatures may be unsuitable. Germination usually occurs in 1-2 weeks using this method and when the root has reached about a centimetre or so in length, the seedling can be placed into a small pot of seed raising mix. (Source Australian Native Plants Society)

Pre-treatment of smoke: is not critical to the germination of this species. However many members of the Proteaceae family are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.

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The purchaser is responsible for clearing the goods through their customs and paying all charges associated with clearing the goods, including any import fees and taxes if applicable.

Australian Seed cannot accept returns due to Australian quarantine restrictions. See the full conditions here.

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