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Johnson's Grass Tree or Steel Grass Tree
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: N -408-1g
Characteristics: Perennial monocot to 5 metres flower spike to 2 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 12
Seed per gram: Approx. 85
A large Grass tree growing to 5 metres or more that forms a thick trunk with age topped with typical long thin grass tree foliage.
Flowering occurs on long tall spikes that form Autumn to Summer in its natural range of Queensland and north east New South Wales.
Grass trees are slow growing but are often used in landscaping as a tufted grass like plant for effect.
Adaptable to soil conditions from sandy soil to clay loams. Prefers an open sunny position but will happily tolerate part shade. Suited to Sub-tropical, Warm temperate and Mediterranean climates.
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.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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