Cartonema philydroides Seeds

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    Cartonema philydroides - 10x Seeds

    The perennial caespitose herb typically grows to a height of  0.5 metres. It blooms between October and December producing yellow flowers.

    Cartonema philydroides is used as an ornamental plant in gardens and is also used as a medicinal plant for treating skin diseases and wounds.

    Cartonema philydroides has small yellow flowers, with five petals and a yellow center. The seeds are small and black. The seedlings are thin and delicate, with small, light green leaves.

    Bush food : perennial caespitose herb


    Seed Starting Method

    Cartonema philydroides seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Cartonema philydroides seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

    Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

    Smoke treatment recommended

    Sowing Depth

    See above.
    The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

    Growing Season

    Spring & Autumn
    Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

    Germination Time 20-40 days at around 18-22°C.
    Hardiness Hardy 
    Plant Spacing  N/A
    Plant Height 4m high or smaller in containers
    Planting Position Partial or full sun
    Days Until Maturity  N/A
    Growing tips

    Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

    Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

    Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

    Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

    Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

    Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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