- The broadleaf tree of the tropes
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 200 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Horsetail Tree comes originally from Australia, but nowadays it can be found everywhere along the beaches of the tro
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SAFLAX - Horsetail Tree - Casuarina equisetifolia - 200 seeds
The broadleaf tree of the tropes
The evergreen and delicate growing Horsetail Tree belongs to the broadleaf trees, even though its leaves became tiny hastate scales over the course of evolution, and make the foliage appear more like a conifer. Because of the small leaf surface the slender growing tree developed the means of evaporation protection to perfection, and adapted accordingly to dry places and sandy soils. Contrary to the inconspicuous male blossoms, the beautiful red coloured female flowers stand out imposingly as hanging tufts. The heartwood of the Horsetail Tree is extremely hard and is in Australia used in railway sleepers. It can easily be cultivated as a tub plant and reaches quickly an impressive ceiling height.
Natural Location: The Horsetail Tree comes originally from Australia, but nowadays it can be found everywhere along the beaches of the tropical belt.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. Spread the seeds onto moist potting compost, put just a little compost earth on top and cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out. Don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° C and keep the earth moist, but not wet. It will take two to four weeks until germination.
Place: The Horsetail Tree prefers a warm and full sunny place at a window to the South or in the conservatory. During summer it can also be kept outdoors in wind-protected spot and ideally near a heat-preserving wall.
Care: Because of its incredible capability to adjust over the course of evolution, the Horsetail Tree tolerates all kinds of soil, from regular earth to pure sand. Just keep the plant constantly moist and avoid waterlogging. From late spring until autumn it is recommended during the growth period, to give a moderate dose of fluid fertilizer for tub plants every four weeks. Prune your tree from early stages on to prevent it from growing tall too fast.
During Winter: Your evergreen Horsetail Tree is not frost-resistant and - same as all the year - likes to stay in a bright and warm place. If you want to give it some rest during winter, you can keep it somewhere cooler with a temperature of 10? to 15° Celsius.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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