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Hymenanthera dentata

Tree Violet
(now known as Melicytus dentatus)

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

Cover seed with 5 mm of soil.

Watering
 

Germination
 

Slow germination which may take up to 5 months. Fresh seed should be used. Stratification (3-4 weeks) may improve results. Older / dry seeds should be soaked in a weak solution of acid for 5 minutes before sowing.
Place pots in shaded area.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Winter

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Late December - January

Storage and Ripening
 

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

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes