Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: N 223
Characteristics: Shrub to 1.5 m spread 1.5 m
Seed per packet: Approx 10
Seed per gram: Approx. 20
A small shrub with green flowers that resemble a hummingbird that is attached by its beak to the central stalk of the flower head.
Flowering occurs from winter to spring, and sometimes in autumn in its native range. The fruit is a club-shaped pod, about 4-5 cm long, which is swollen, hard and velvety.
Typically an erect and hairy stem and an open textured crown, stout woolly branches and rounded dull green leaves.
Native to central Australia.
Easy to germinate and will grow successfully in most temperate to hot climates.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and resistant to an occasional frost.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Cortalaria seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating that is impervious to water and generally, germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.