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Xanthorrhoea minor

Small Grass-tree


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 2-3 mm of soil plus gravel.



Germination may take between 4-52 weeks.
Smoke treatment or stratification may improve germination time and rate.

Light may inhibit germination.

Pests and Disease

Species susceptible to Cinnamon fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi) dieback.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Spring Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe

Late October - Early March

Storage and Ripening

Fresh seed recommended but retain acceptable viability for 2 years stored at room temperature. Older seed may develop dormancy.

Grows from Cuttings