XANTHORRHOEA gracilis 5g

Grass Boy or Mimidi

SKU: N 574-5g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Sub-family: Xanthorrhoeoideae

Characteristics: Perennial monocot with no trunk. Foliage to 1.5 m flower spike  to 2 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 75

$25.50 AUD Excl. GST

Tufted grass tree with no trunk and long narrow leaves at ground level to 1.5 metre long.
The individual flowers are white or cream and very small, clustered together in a spear-like spike 2 metres long above the folige.

A food source for nectar eating birds and butterflies when in flowers and seed eating birds when the seed is developing.

Endemic to Western Australia.

Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought tolerant and frost resistant to -6°C

Grow notes:

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

Xanthorrhoea germinate readily from seed with no special pre-treatment.

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix and cover to a depth of 1-2 mm. Do not bury seed deeply.
  2. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  3. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  4. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  5. Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days in the right condition.

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 were discarded.

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