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22/07/2013 at 08:52

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 Hi all

i have a gorgeous bottle brush plant that i bought and i would like to collect the seed and try to grow another bush rom the seed.  The picture i have attached shows the flower heads which have finished flowering and fallen from the bush, i am just wondering wher the actual seeds are located? I have taken a couple apart and found a fine brown powder inside, is this the seed?  Can anyone offer me any advice please?

Many thanks in advance!

22/07/2013 at 17:36

Hi Davie, the fine dust is indeed the seed.  I've never managed to grow one from seed but I know someone who's mum managed to germinate some by treating them to some fire first! As they are native bush plants apparently they germinate after bush fires.  Not sure how true that is - might be worth a google first.

23/07/2013 at 08:20

Hi PaulaH, thanks for the reply.  Looks like ive got some more research to do then, i may try to just plant some of the seeds and see if i have any luck.  I will keep as many seeds as poss and plant lots, hopefully one will take.

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