Acacia confusa is an Acacia from South-East Asia found in the Philippines and Taiwan, preferring tropical & subtropical conditions.
The plant is considered very important in Taiwan, where it holds the earth in place from landslides. It is also used as fired wood & in the creation of charcoal. A huge amount of its wood is cut down and exported to China for resource in the creation of wood products. Reportedly in Taiwan & China it is used as medicine, where the root can be used for detoxification, treating larynx & liver disorders. The seeds may be toxic to consume.
Confusa reportedly contains the indole alkaloids N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) & N,N-dimethyltryptamine derived from L-tryptophan and found endogenously in many plants & animals including the mammalian brain. Whilst extremely variable, reports claim around 1-1.5% in the bark.
For a higher chance of successful propagation of your Acacia, soak the seeds for 48 hours, then sow in a mix of coarse river sand or native potting mix. Keep moist but not wet and germination should take place within 2 weeks. Once germinated, ensure it has excellent drainage and plant in the sunniest spot in the garden. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain types of soil bacteria and it may be useful to add a heap of soil from underneath a similar local species of acacia. These nitrogen fixing bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen to share with other plants in the soil. For micro-endemic species, it may be necessary to get a heap of soil from its native landscape for successful growth to occur.
Approximately 10 seeds per packet.
Disclaimer: This is not an image of the actual seed, each seed packet will differ from this stock seed image.
These seeds are sold for cultivation & propagation purposes only.