Tetragonia fruticosa


Tetragonia fruticosa

Tetragonia fruticosa

Scientific name

A scrambling shrub used for dune stabilisation and eaten by game, livestock and bees (pollen and nectar).

Seeds become light and papery and are dispersed by wind.

Granite and sandstone from sea level to 1100m.

Propagation instructions

By cutting

1) Cut 10 to 15cm sections below the node, 2) remove seeds, flower and most leaves except the top two sprouts 3) use commercial rooting hormone or cinnamon and honey for the root tip 4) place in a 2cm hole and pat in 5) spray twice daily in the morning and evening, focussing on the leaves at first and then on keeping the soil moist after a few weeks when the plants shows signs of having taken root.

References and further reading

Wikipedia page »

Image credit: gawie
We currently have no seeds of this species in our seedbanks. Do you have any seeds or do you know where we can get some? Get in touch!
Nursery Quantity
Arundel Nursery 60
Wildacres 20
Total 80

This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #65 Rondebosch 20
Total 20

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

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