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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
SCARLET, cylindrical infl.
cones, -furry follicles
to 10x2cm., shiny
|Height, in meters: 4
Height, in feet: 13.20
|Banksia caleyi sales history
Common names for Banksia caleyi:
|Cayley's Banksia, Red Lantern Banksia,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|18||: Australian and African Proteaceae|
|98||: Erosion Control Plant Seed List|
|132||: Windy Condition Plant Shrub and Tree Seed List|
|165||: Shady Condition 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.|
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 caleyi seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Banksia caleyi 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)