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Atriplex nummularia

Old-man Saltbush

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Seed Pre-Treatment: Rub seed, use cold water to remove salt
Smoke treatment may improve reults.



Germinates within 2-4 weeks.

Pests and Disease

Leaf spotting fungus - treat by keeping well ventilated and avoiding mist watering.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Summer-Early Autumn, Early Spring

Seed Collection Timeframe


Storage and Ripening

Good viability. Seed remains viable for several years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings