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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Banksia benthamiana is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
GOLDEN, cyl., to 12x6cm.
to 20x1cm., serr. apic.
|Height, in meters: 5
Height, in feet: 16.50
|Banksia benthamiana sales history
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|18||: Australian and African Proteaceae|
|169||: Sandy Soil Plant Seed List|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Banksia benthamiana seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Banksia benthamiana seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)