Marsdenia australis – Bush Banana or Silky Pear seeds x15


Hardy Gentle Climber

Out of stock


Bush Banana or Silky Pear

Marsdenia australis

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

The Bush Banana is a native climber, the fruit of which was utilised by the Australian Aboriginals as a food source. Its common name was given by early Settlers who had probably never seen a banana. It is found in all arid and semi-arid areas of Australia.

The flowers, young leaves, roots and fruit are edible. The young fruit is eaten uncooked and more mature fruit is usually roasted in the hot earth beside a fire as are the roots. 

The plant prefers clay or limestone-based soil in full sun and is lightly watered. In cultivation, the soil should be allowed to dry out between watering.

Offered is a packet of 15 seeds with propagation notes.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their countries importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Vine Common Name: Bush Banana or Silky Pear
Climate: Semi-arid, Arid & Mediterranean Season of Interest: Summer-Autumn
Sunlight: Full Sun° Watering: Light
Genus: Marsdenia Type: Flowering
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: australis Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 4 (-5°C to 0°C)


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