LEUCADENDRON album

Linear Leaf Conebush 

SKU: P 9
Stock: In Stock

Family: Proteaceae
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub 1.5-2 m spread

Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count

Qty:
$6.50 AUD Excl. GST

An attractive Leucadendron grows from a single basal stem with long, silvery green foliage. Flowering occurs during spring and summer, with cones turning silvery pink on maturity.
It is an erect, well-proportioned, fast-growing ornamental plant that grows naturally at altitudes of 1100 to 2000 metres, making it a good choice for excellent, harsh conditions. 

Leucadendrons are dioecious, separate male and female plants. Both the male and female flowers occur in dense heads at the branch tips with the male flowers the most attractive, only the female flower will produce cones and seeds.

Prefers sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny position, drought and frost-resistant.

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The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C, and there is a difference of day and night temperatures of around 12°C.
If your summers are hot and dry and winter is moderate and wet, autumn is the best time to sow.
In colder climates with less harsh summers, it is usually better to sow in spring.

  1. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering.
  2. Sow the seed equal to its side deep. Vermiculite is an excellent medium to cover the surface as it helps retain moisture and controls the temperature. 
  3. Keep moist but not too wet, as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out. 
  4. Germination should occur in 30-60 days, depending on the temperature and conditions. 

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended:
Members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment, it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family. 
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by soaking the seed overnight or applying it to the surface after sowing; both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to germinate, keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
  • The customer should do their due diligence that they are suited to their region.

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