Acacia phlebophylla is an Australian native found only atop one mountain in Victoria. It grows naturally at altitude (above 350m, though not exclusively in cultivation), has very beautiful broad phylloids, and flowers in the Spring time. This plant has been overharvested and should not be wildforaged. We sell this seed as it is important to grow this plant at home. It has a beautiful feminine spirit.
Phlebophylla reportedly contains the indole alkaloid N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) derived from L-tryptophan and found endogenously in many plants & animals including the mammalian brain. Along with other alkaloids and constituents, phlebophylla 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. It’s population is considered under threat due to overharvesting and land clearing. This is a rare 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.