XANTHORRHOEA australis

Grass Tree or Blackboy

SKU: N 29
Stock: In Stock

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Sub-family: Xanthorrhoeoideae
Characteristics: Perennial monocot 1.5 m

Seed per packet: Approx 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 40

Size:
$8.00 AUD Inc. GST

Grass trees are widely recognised throughout the world as being uniquely Australian.
Typically develops a rough trunk which may be branched and often coloured black as the result of surviving many bush fires. Long narrow leaves occur on the top of the trunks.
The individual flowers are white or cream and very small, clustered together in a spear-like spike that can tower 2 metres or more above the top of the trunk.
A food source for nectar-eating birds , parrots, and butterflies when the flowers are developing.

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Endemic to South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Frost resistant but drought tender..

Xanthorrhoea germinate readily from seed with no special pre-treatment.
Sow 2-3 seeds flat on surface of a porous seed raising mix and cover lightly. Avoid sowing deep.
Water with fine mist spray.
Place the pots in a warm, shaded area and ensure that the soil remains moist.

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