Acacia courtii is an Australian native found only along one mountain ridge in NSW. It has beautiful willowing phyllodes. This is a very rare and special species. It should not be wildforaged as it is under threat. We sell this seed so that people can replenish the population by growing at home.
Courtii reportedly contains the indole alkaloid N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) derived from L-tryptophan and found endogenously in many plants & animals including the mammalian brain. Whilst extremely varible, reports claim around 1% in the phyllode, being the most viable source from the plant. This means it is NOT necessary to cut the plant down in any way.
Along with other alkaloids and constituents, courtii is a powerful plant teacher with a suggested history of use throughout Indigenous Australia. Acacias in general were important food, medicine and material for Australia’s First Nations people. Its population is considered under threat due to overharvesting and land clearing. Therefore cultivation is the way to have a sustainable relationship with this plant.
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.