Approximately 14.18 will be added to all international orders for shipping expense and 1.00 per unit thereafter - USA to USA shipping is free. Senegalia senegal / Acacia Senegal (Former Name) Acacia Gum A small deciduous tree native to many desert regions. In addition to being grown as a tropical plant it has a commercial use as a food additive. Mimosa like leaves are accented by white flower puffs. Low branches and roots that grow close to the surface making the plant a most interesting bonsai art piece. Likes coarse textured – sandy soils and is moderately drought tolerant. Can survive extreme heat but will not tolerate any frost whatsoever. Seed germination will be slow and not all at once. Do not over water. Fun Facts: 1. Grows 16 – 40 feet as a standard in its native habitat 2. The plant is a nitrogen fixer 3. The wood can be used to make handles for tools, and parts for weaving looms 4. The bark as well as surface grown roots are made into rope products 5. In order to produce the desired gum the tree needs to be under stress 6. Gum arabic has been used for at least 4,000 years in the preparation of food, medicines, crafts and as a cosmetic 7. Flowers during the rainy season 8. Gum is produced at about 3-4 years 9. Use of gum arabic dates from the first Egyptian Dynasty about 3400 B.C. 10. It was used in the production of 11. Inscriptions from the 18th Dynasty refer to gum as ‘komi’ or ‘komme’ 12. Poduces the only acacia gum evaluated toxicologically as a safe food additive 13. Gum arabic is used in cosmetics as an adhesive for face masks and powders, as well as helping to give a smooth feel to lotions 14. Seed can remain viable if stored in air tight containers for up to 4 years USES: Greenhouse Outdoor Standard Zone 9+ Bonsai Potted Deck Plant Tropical Note: This may be a challenging plant for you to get started and will require patience for germination – (1-9 months) in addition to proper care for success. Needs humidity, protection from wind, proper soil, correct watering program. Under excellent conditions the plant will reward you with a multitude of exotic blooms and will be well worth the work. Also Note: not all seeds will come up at the same time. This is a normal part of nature. Don’t try them if you cannot provide these conditions. Do some research, if needed, prior to purchase. Sow seeds upon arrival. Soak for 24 hours in warm water in pots or flats and keep warm indoors and cover with plastic or a dome to retain humidity. Place on a heat mat and keep soil temperature steady at 80-85 degrees F -( 27-29C) Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into larger pots. Reduce watering in winter. Fertilize with diluted applications of a quality soluble houseplant food. Many of our customers grow them in pots and bring indoors when weather turns rough. Buyers should do their own research for plant uses. We thank you for your support of rare and naturally grown seeds! BE PREPARED - Tropical Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate - much patience and time may be required - please don't be wondering why the seeds have not germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several months will be needed for some seed. Read growing instructions enclosed in your order for complete details. Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds This widely adaptable plant can be used for a wide range of uses including, standard growing as well as the greenhouse or houseplant. It makes the perfect patio plant but, will need protection from frost. Keep well watered until established. Each seed pack you buy from us is: Properly labeled and packaged in individual packs. Each label has information specific to the seed you are buying! We have been in the garden - seed business for over 40 years and were one of the first to sell seeds on the internet many years ago. We will give you quality seed and service. We will be there for you not only today but down the road from now should you need growing help or more seeds. We thank you in advance for your business. Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. See below for more information. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know whether any plant or seed is acceptable or allowable for the area being shipped to. Seller is not responsible for buyer’s use of plant or seeds and any dangers thereof. By purchasing this item buyer accepts this understanding. ================================= All seed descriptions are based on careful study, research and our own growing experiments. They are reproduced here, from our web site and seed company packet descriptions and are Copyright along with photos © [ Serendipity Seeds ] 1998-present. All rights reserved. No part of these descriptions may be reproduced, in part or in whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher. Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer's responsibility and risk.
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