Herb latin name: Casuarina verticillata
Synonyms: Allocasuarina verticillata, Casuarina stricta
Family: Casuarinaceae (She-oak Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Casuarina verticillata:Calcareous sands by the coast, inland on poor rocky soils and on sand overlying clay.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - tough.
Propagation of Casuarina verticillata:Seed - sow late winter to early summer in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a 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, July/August in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:Calcareous sands by the coast, inland on poor rocky soils and on sand overlying clay.
Medicinal use of Casuarina verticillata:None known
Known hazards of Casuarina verticillata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.