Herb latin name: Brachyglottis rotundifolia
Synonyms: Senecio reinoldii, Senecio rotundifolius
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Brachyglottis rotundifolia:From coastal scrub to elevations of 1000 metres on South and Stewart Islands.
Other uses of the herb:The plant is very tolerant of maritime exposure and can be grown as a windbreak hedge. Fairly slow growing, though. It is best left untrimmed.
Propagation of Brachyglottis rotundifolia:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Overwinter in a cold frame and plant out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood, 5 - 8cm preferably with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage. Plant out in late spring.
Cultivation of the herb:From coastal scrub to elevations of 1000 metres on South and Stewart Islands.
Medicinal use of Brachyglottis rotundifolia:None known
Known hazards of Brachyglottis rotundifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.