THRYPTOMENE baeckeacea

Pink Cascading Myrtle

SKU: N 338.
Stock: Out Of Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Small spreading shrub to 1m

Seed per packet: Approx. 100
Seed per gram: Approx. 400

$4.50 AUD Excl. GST

An attractive small spreading shrub with small rounded leaves to 2mm and produces a very showy display of small pink or white flowers from May to October and occasionally during summer and autumn.

Occurs naturally in a small number of localised locations in the IBRA Regions of the Avon Wheatbelt and Geraldton Sandplains.
Prefers a well-drained soil in a full sun position. Frost and drought tolerant.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix.d.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed. Do not bury the seed deeply.
  3. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right conditions.

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 are discarded.

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