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MELALEUCA striata

Sand Honey Myrtle 

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$3.55

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Small shrub 1-1.5 m with a similar spread

Seed per packet: 200

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A spectacular evergreen shrub native to the southern coast of Western Australia that grows 1-1.5 metres in height m high with a similar spread. It has grey papery bark and produces mauve-pink flowers at the end of branches from November to February depending on the conditions. 

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought tolerant but frost tender.

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

  1. Sow on surface of the growing mix.
  2. Press lightly into surface. Do not bury the seed.
  3. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  4. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right condition.

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, natives 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.

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