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HAKEA laurina | Pincushion Haeka

HAKEA laurina 25g

Pincushion Hakea

SKU: N 51-25g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Proteaceae
Sub-family: Grevilleoideae
Characteristics: Shrub 3 m spread 1 m

Seed per packet: Approx 10
Seed per gram: Approx 40

$373.75 AUD Excl. GST

Hakea laurina is one of the most admired native plants of southwestern Australia. Tiny new flower buds can be seen as early as December. By autumn, they become fat, pointed, and covered with ornamental scales, whitened by fine hairs.
Cream and pink flowers resemble pincushions that occur in dense clusters profusely in autumn—widely grown in many parts of the world for their ornamental value.

Endemic to Western Australia.

Prefers medium to heavy soil in a protected sunny position, drought and frost-resistant.

It occurs naturally in the IBRA regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, and Swan Coastal Plain in the Southwest of Western Australia.

Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to a suspected decline of at least 30% over the past three generations of the species, mainly due to land clearing for agriculture. The remnant subpopulations along road verges are threatened by further clearance for road maintenance, as well as weed invasion, pollution from phosphate fertilizers used in farming and altered fire regimes resulting in insufficient fire frequency

In temperate climates, it is generally best sown in spring or autumn. Avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature is around 18-22°C.

  1. Sow the seed on the surface and cover lightly, do not bury the seed deeply.
  2. Place in a warm, shaded, or semi-shaded position.
  3. The growing medium should be well-draining but remain damp, not too wet, as the seed may rot.
  4. Germination should occur in 14-42 days, depending on the temperature and conditions.

Pre-germination of seeds by sowing into a closed container containing moist vermiculite or similar material is also helpful for 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: This is not considered critical for this hakea, but it may be beneficial.
Many members of the Proteaceae are responsive to smoke pre-treatment. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment, it has proved beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or applying it to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

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