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Melaleuca gibbosa

Slender Honey-myrtle

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, cover lightly with gravel. Smoke treatment may improve results.

Watering
 

Capillary watering

Germination
 

Germinates within 2-5 weeks.

Light may enhance germination. Smoke treatment may enhance germination.

Optimal germination temperature 18-25 C.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer
Optimal germination temperature 18-25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Year Round
Collect fully mature seed capsules that are at least 12 months old.

Storage and Ripening
 

Seed remains viable for several years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes