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How to Grow Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Germination Information

Eucalyptus is the botanical name for Gum Tree
Eucalyptus Seed Germination How to Sow Eucalyptus:
  • Sow indoors at a temperature of 65-75 ° at a depth 4 times the size of the seed
  • Seeds will germinate within 14-21 days
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Eucalyptus:
Transplanting: Transplant when 8-10 inches tall and space at least 8 feet apart. Outdoors, plant in full sun in a well-drained soil

Soil: Fertilize weekly from late winter to early fall and keep the soil moist

Lighting: Indoors, situate them in bright indirect or filtered sunlight

Temperature: During the growing season, maintain 70-75° days and 60-65° nights

Additional Care: During the winter, keep them cooler and water just often enough to keep the soil from drying out completely
Appearance and Use:

Grown as house or conservatory plants in cold regions, while in warmer areas they are grown outdoors as large trees. In cultivation Eucalyptus species grow 20-50 feet tall, while in their homeland they reach heights of 150-300 feet. The aromatic branches are popular in dried arrangements. The juvenile leaves of E. cinerea, Silver Dollar Tree, are silver, round, and pierced through the center by the stems; mature leaves are silver and lanceolate shaped (Zones 8- 11). The juvenile leaves of E. globulus, Tasmanian Blue Gum Tree, are white, round, and fuzzy; they elongate into blue-green, oval mature leaves (Zones 9-11). Leaves of both species are evergreen


About Eucalyptus:
Pronunciation:  u-kå-lip’tus
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Myrtaceae, native to Australia
Common Name: Gum Tree