~50 Australian Tea Tree seeds, Melaleuca alternifolia, AU
Tea Tree, native to Australia. Packet of about 50 seeds, Hardy to 20F.
Seeds require a long germination period of up to four months. Soak seeds overnight and plant in a medium that includes peat moss or other medium to keep them moist. Water the tea tree plant as often as needed to keep the soil moist. The watering needs of each plant will vary depending upon temperature, soil mixture and other elements of the growing environment, so check your plant daily until you learn its exact watering needs. Never allow the soil around the plant to become dry to the touch. Tea tree plants need lots of water!
This tree is native to Australia and its oil has been used by the aborigines as a cure-all medicine for 50,000 years. The main constituents of tea tree oil are alpha pinene, beta pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha phellandrene, alpha-terpinene, limonene, cineole, gamma terpinene, para-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpineol, and alpha-terpineol.
The reputation as a cure-all given to this oil is not an exaggeration. Tea tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all tropical infections and diseases. It is invariably found in all households in Australia, particularly those with children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder drug that also boosts your immunity.
However, it should not be ingested and is considered poisonous. It is meant for topical application only!