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Banksia ericifolia

Heath-leaved Banksia

Species Description

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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

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description


Seed Pre-Treatment

Sowing

Surface sow on moist compost.

Watering
 

Prone to damping off - water carefully.

Germination
 

Germination usually occurs within 2-8 weeks.
High temperatures may inhibit germination. Do not place in direct sunlight.

Pests and Disease
 

Species susceptible to Cinnamon fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi) dieback and damping off.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Winter-Spring
Light and temperature sensitive.

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Storage and Ripening
 

Seed will retain viability for long periods stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes