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Ventilago viminalis – Supplejack (seed)



Ventilago viminalis is a small tree, up to 6m tall with a dense crown. Starting life as a woody climber (a bit like native Capers) before becoming a tree with age. Native to semi arid regions of Northern Australia. Aboriginals mashed the roots and bark in water and used it for toothache, rheumatism, swellings, cuts and sores (Lassak & McCarthy. Australian Medicinal Plants). its ashes were also mixed with native tobacco. The bark contains triterpenes and a number of anthraquinone derivatives.

Care and Cultivation of Ventilago viminalis

Sow Ventilago viminalis just under the surface of a good quality seed raising mix in part to full sun, keeping just moist until germination. Drought hardy and attractive small tree.

15 seeds per packet


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