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Ptilotus obovatus

Silver Tails, Cotton Bush

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




Difficult to grow from seed, as seed seems to have generally low viability. Use fresh seed. Germination may be slow. Removal of outer seed cover may improve results.

Germination usually occurs between 2 weeks and several months.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow


Seed Collection Timeframe

Storage and Ripening

Use of fresh seed recommended.

Grows from Cuttings