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TECTICORNIA indica ssp. bidens 1000g


SKU: ES 169-1000g
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Amaranthaceae
Characteristics: Succulent

Seed heads per gram: Approx. 25-30

$368.30 AUD Excl. GST

Tecticornia is a genus of plants in the foxtail family Amaranthaceae

Tecticornia indica, also known as the jointed glasswort, is an incredible succulent species that can tolerate high levels of salt.
It is commonly found in salt marshes and coastal areas, where it thrives due to its unique adaptation to these challenging conditions.

Unlike typical plants, Tecticornia indica does not have leaves; instead, its stem and branches have developed into specialized structures for photosynthesis.
The stem of Tecticornia indica has joints, which enable it to withstand harsh environmental factors and effectively absorb nutrients.

The plant produces small and delicate flowers that are covered in scales, enhancing its distinct appearance.
After pollination, it bears round and green fruits in the form of hard capsules. These capsules contain many hairy seeds, creating a unique dimorphic characteristic.
The ability of Tecticornia indica to survive in salt marshes demonstrates its remarkable adaptability and resilience in demanding habitats.

It also plays a crucial role in preventing soil erosion and providing habitats for various organisms in ecosystems.

Ideal for revegetation in wet areas and salt affected wet locations.

Occurs throughout Western Australia with smaller populations in South Australia and the border region of the Northern Territory. 

Generally, it is best sown in spring or autumn, avoiding the coldest and hottest months. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

Sow the seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix and sprinkle a very light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed. Do not bury the seed deeply.

Seeds generally sprout well when sowed in seed-raising mixes; however, the seedlings may be susceptible to a disease called "damping off". Keeping the seeds moist but not overwatered is recommended to reduce the risk. The germination process should take around 14 to 30 days, depending on the plant species.

*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 keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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