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Melicytus dentatus

Tree Violet
(previously Hymenanthera dentata)

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


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Cover seed with 5 mm of soil.



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


Seed Collection Timeframe

Late December - Mid January

Storage and Ripening

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

Grows from Cuttings