For many species of plants, seeds are the most practical and most often used method of multiplication, and also a lot of fun.
We offer seeds for sale, and a wealth of information on seed care.
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The following seeds are primarily collected and made available for trials and research into their cultivation. Also to provide easy access to a sampling of Australian succulent plants that otherwise may be very difficult to obtain in any similar form. Whereas some of these seeds may be available individually from various seed suppliers around the world, many are exclusively offered here for the first time.
In the early planning to write the book Australian Succulent Plants the horticultural industry was consulted and we were cautioned that it may be critical to promote plants that were also readily available. As many nurseries may be slow or even reticent to stock new and unproven plant lines, part of the plan, there after in regard to this point was to:
A special seed kit was devised which has a restriction of one kit per book purchased (and can only be purchased with the book.). The number of seed kits available is relatively limited to approximately 100-200 kits. The purpose of this kit and accompanying seed list is strictly to facilitate the points above and was in no way designed primarily as a money making exercise - driving around Australia collecting seeds or raising our own plants for seed collecting has enjoyable aspects but nonetheless was a major and very costly exercise over a three year period. Based on the success or failure to distribute these particular seeds, there is always the potential from it, to continue distributing further seeds at a later date, in a similar or possibly different format, based on what is learnt from these trials.
Any person who purchases a book is entitled to also purchase one seed kit of my recommended selection (as below). This selection is made up of the most attractive and interesting species and at the same time the greatest variety possible of plants that are relatively easy to raise from seeds and therefore likely to give the greatest encouragement and reward. This is not to mention the useful or edible aspects of many plants in the kit which were also carefully considered when putting this seed kit together.
Weed potential - We have specifically left out the known weedy plants from the seed kit.
Indigenous - All the plants in the seed kit are native to Australia. If you require information about local native (indigenous) species, please enquire. There are indigenous succulent plants found in most parts of Australia.
Seed ordering - see subheading 'GENERAL SEED' list, under 'SEEDS' on left menu.