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Tropical / Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius)

Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius)
Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius)
Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius)
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The very special seeds resemble the holy Rudraksha, but come from a different rare plant from Australia.

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2 days

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Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Scientific name: Elaeocarpus angustifolius
Common name: Blue Quandong
Origin: Eastern Australia

The seeds of this species closely resemble the holy Rudraksha seeds, but come from a different species of the same genus. In the rainforests of Australia and Asia, the blue quandong is a large tree that is known for its clear blue fruits. These fruits are eaten fresh by Aboriginals, but birds also love it. Birds also ensure the dissemination of the special seeds. In India, the seeds are often used as beads and also have a sacred value within Hinduism. However, this species is easily confused with the Rudraksha, but is much rarer.

Sowing description: Carefully try to break open the seeds a bit and then let them soak in lukewarm water for 48 hours. For sowing use sowing mix and keep the soil constantly moist. Let them germinate at 25 to 30 degC. The germination can take several months up to 2 years and can occur as long the seeds are hard.  

Sowing time: Whole year 
Difficulty: Challenging
Minimum temperature: 12 degrees Celsius

Photo: Tatters via Flickr

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