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Nicotiana gossei (seed)

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Nicotiana gossei is called ‘Ingulba’ or ‘Mingulba’ by Aboriginal people of Central Australia. Traditionally, the leaves and stems are pounded with the ash made by burning the wood or leaves of Acacia species. It was then chewed for its narcotic effects.

Nicotiana gossei is an inland species found in the ranges of southern Northern Territory and around the western Queensland border around the Tropic of Capricorn.

Pleasant white scented flowers and soft, light green leaves. Annual to short lived perennial.

Care and Cultivation of Nicotiana gossei

Nicotiana gossei seed does not require any special treatment to germinate. Simply sow like other tobacco seeds (sprinkle on the surface of a good quality sandy/well drained potting mix and water in gently. Germination will occur within 7-21 days. Keep moist until germination. Likes plenty of rootspace in a sandy/well drained position. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Performs better in the garden than in a pot.

25+ seeds per packet


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