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Germination of

Melaleuca citrina

Crimson Bottlebrush Shrub - Callistemon, Bottlebrush Tree, Red Brush

Melaleuca citrina

Melaleuca citrina seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix in a pot. The pot should be kept in a warm and bright location with indirect sunlight. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged. Germination usually takes 1-2 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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