The Queensland Bottle Tree is a flowering tree from Australia that has a remarkable, bottle-shaped trunk. The enlarged trunk is an adaption to a warm, arid climate. The tree stores water in the trunk. It has bell-shaped flowers. Leaves are simple or lobed. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Queensland Bottle Tree
- Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seed in water for several hours. 3. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 4. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base. 5. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 6. Put the seeds on the soil. 7. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 8. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist but not wet. 9. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 10. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.