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LEUCOSPERMUM cuneiforme Jelena

Hybrid

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$4.50

Family: Proteaceae

Characteristics: Evergreen shrub 2m spread 1.5m

Seeds per packet: 5

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An attractive shrub with compact yellow and orange flowers with a diameter of 10- 12 cm on straight upright stems. The leaves are linear to medium shaped with a distinctive leaftip.
Flowers can occur at any time of the year although the main flowering season is spring to late summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ideal specimen plant with it’s compact shape and it’s abundant of showy flowers. Widely used for cut flowers and flower arrangements. Adapts easily to garden culture and is an excellent choice for the garden.

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in a sunny position, drought tolerant.

The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C and there is difference of day and night temperatures of around 12°C.
If your summer is hot and dry and your winter is moderate and wet the best time to sow is autumn.
In colder climates with less harsh summers it is usually better to sow in spring.

  1. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering.
  2. Sow the seed the depth on the seed size. Vermiculite is a good medium to use to cover the surface as it helps retain moisture and controls the temperature. 
  3. Keep moist but not too wet as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out. 
  4. Germination should occur in 21-60 days depending on the temperature and conditions. 

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended:
Members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family 
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.

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