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Rainbow Gum (Eucalyptus Deglupta) Mindanao Gum 50+ fresh seeds Same Day Dispatch

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,Please find for sale 50+ seeds for Rainbow Gum Tree (Eucalyptus Deglupta), also known as Rainbow Eucalyptus, Indonesian Gum, Bagras, Mindanao Gum and Kamarere.

Rainbow Gum is often cited as the most beautiful tree in the world.   The bark has to be seen to be believed - stripes of all the colours of the rainbow. In actuality the bark is not coloured itself, the colours you see are the result of diffraction pattern - sunlight shines on to and through the flaking bark, particularly when the bark is wet, the visible light gets diffracted into rainbow colours/Rainbow Eucalyptus is native to Indonesia so it is not fully hardy to UK conditions, so it is best grown as specimen container (ideally an air-pot container) plant for sunny spots in summer before bringing into conservatory or greenhouse for winter. The tree can be pollarded to keep to manageable size whilst also increasing the size of the trunk...and of course the rainbows!The tree is semi-deciduous so will shed some of its leaves each winter.

Germination Guide

Sow indoors in late winter / early springPrepare a seed tray filled with moist (but not wet) seed compost, lightly firmed downIdeally a well draining mix of 50% sieved compost and 50% vermiculiteSprinkle seeds over surface of the seed compostVery gently pat the seeds down so they are in contact with the compostNo need to cover with compost as seed so fineEucalyptus seeds need light & humidity to germinate. Trays can partially covered with plastic/clingfilm etc to increase humidity but this increases the risk of rot so I prefer to leave uncovered and water from the bottom -  see belowKeep surface moist but not wet  - best to water from the bottom by having seeds tray inside a waterproof container.Keep at 17-25 degrees during ideally on a heat at if you have one or on window sill over a radiatorThin seedlings and pot on as required. TOP TIP! Don't use all your seeds in the same tray just in case rot sets in. Olly's General Guide to Seed Sowing!I love sowing seeds and it runs in the family - dad, granddad and finally my great-granddad for whom the hobby helped him get over his experiences in the Great War. I still get a big kick when I see the first seedling poking through from a new plant that I have never sown before or been successful at. However, even the most experienced gardeners draw "blanks" from time to time. Whilst I sow all the seeds that I sell so I know that they are viable, some are trickier than others and problems can arise so here are some tips to make "blanks" few and far between:1) Dont Rush! Tempting though it is when that packet arrives in the post to simply bung the seeds in some compost!2) Google and Youtube are your friends! Take some time so see the methods other people use to germinate the seed. 3) Think Nature! What conditions do seeds face? For example a seed from a tropical plant will fall to the warm, wet and dark jungle floor. A seed from the mountains of Europe will fall to the floor in Autumn, then have to endure months of freezing temperatures before germinating in the spring. So as growers, what we are trying to do is to simulate the conditions that the seeds will naturally experience and there are plenty of tricks that can be done to short cut the processes somewhat.4) Good compost pays dividends . The best investment you can make is to purchase three bags - one of potting compost, one of vermiculite and one of horticultural sand. With these three bags I can make up whatever soil type a particular seed likes (although for most seeds I find a 50/50 mix of compost and vermiculite works just fine) 5) Rot is your enemy. The single biggest danger to seed germination is rot - either before or after "damping off" the seeds germinate. To reduce the risk, ensure you have good free draining soil mix and that it is moist but not wet. Unless the seed variety absolutely requires it I prefer NOT to cover my seeds trays with plastic bags, Whilst germination is often faster this way, it greatly increases the risk of rot. I prefer to place my seed trans inside a watertight plastic tray and water from the bottom - airflow over the surface reduces the risk.Overseas OrdersBuyers please note that they are responsible for any local customs duties or other taxes in their local country and should also ensure compliance with an bio security regulations. If you want international tracking, please message me before placing order as this can be expensive.Any problems? Don't rush to Feedback - message me first and I will get it sorted quickly!


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