The Southern Grass Tree is a small tree with a stout, crooked trunk and a tuft of long, slender, grass-like leaves. It has a slow growth rate. Native to southern Australia. Grass trees are often used in the landscape in Australia as tufted, grass-like plants. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Southern Grass Tree
Grass tree seeds germinate readily from seed with no special pre-treatment. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. 1. Plant the seeds in a porous, seed starter mix or a mix of potting soil and sand or vermiculite. 2. Put the soil in a pot. 3. Sow the seeds 1-2 mm deep. Do not bury the seeds deeply. 4. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed. 5. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix. Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days in the right condition.