Kurrajong - Illawarra Flame Tree

Perfect as an indoor plant!

 

Kurrajong (aka. Illawara Flame Tree) // Brachychiton acerifolius

We can ship this plant!

Kurrajong is a large native tree that produces large, edible seed pods that are rich in protein and essential nutrients. Growing well inside in pots, one tree can produce as many pods which can be roasted and coated with spices for a healthy snack, or ground into a unique flour. 

Imagine an indoor plant that feeds you!

Widely eaten by Aboriginal Australians, the bark, roots, flowers, and seed pods were all used. The edible tuber was eaten when young by Indigenous peoples, or the older roots were dub up in times of drought. 

 

Care

 

Harvesting: Remove seed pods from the tree Autumn/Winter (in Southern States), using gloves and a face mask as the husk contains small fibres that are irritable to the skin. Roast them at 180 degrees or until they begin 'popping'. Use a flame or a fire to scorch off fibres, and coat with spices for a nutritious treat from your household plant.

Growing Conditions: An exceptionally hardy native, this tree grows up to 30 metres high, so planting in a pot is recommended to maintain a smaller size. It tolerates both moist and dry soil, but prefers non-boggy areas. For best results, keep in direct sunlight, with moderately fertile soil. 

Size: 120cm

 

Moderate Water

Full Sun

2 M High Potted

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AUSTRALIA:
All orders are shipped by AusPost from our Melbourne warehouse. For plant orders, we strongly encourage you to purchase express at the checkout.
Shipping fee: Starting at $9.95 Standard, $15 Express
Please allow an additional 1-3 days for your order to be picked and packed.
Standard: 2-8 business days
Express: 1-4 business days

WORLD:
All international orders are shipped by Sendle from our Melbourne warehouse.
Shipping fee: Starting at $9.95 (AUD)
All countries: 5-30 business days

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An indoor plant that feeds you just as much as you feed it!

Kurrajong is a large native tree that produces edible seed pods that are rich in protein and essential nutrients. Able to grow well in pots, one tree can produce a vast amount of pods that can then be roasted and coated with spices for a healthy snack, or even ground into a unique flour.

Perfect as an indoor plant!

 

Kurrajong (aka. Illawara Flame Tree) // Brachychiton acerifolius

We can ship this plant!

Kurrajong is a large native tree that produces large, edible seed pods that are rich in protein and essential nutrients. Growing well inside in pots, one tree can produce as many pods which can be roasted and coated with spices for a healthy snack, or ground into a unique flour. 

Imagine an indoor plant that feeds you!

Widely eaten by Aboriginal Australians, the bark, roots, flowers, and seed pods were all used. The edible tuber was eaten when young by Indigenous peoples, or the older roots were dub up in times of drought. 

 

Care

 

Harvesting: Remove seed pods from the tree Autumn/Winter (in Southern States), using gloves and a face mask as the husk contains small fibres that are irritable to the skin. Roast them at 180 degrees or until they begin 'popping'. Use a flame or a fire to scorch off fibres, and coat with spices for a nutritious treat from your household plant.

Growing Conditions: An exceptionally hardy native, this tree grows up to 30 metres high, so planting in a pot is recommended to maintain a smaller size. It tolerates both moist and dry soil, but prefers non-boggy areas. For best results, keep in direct sunlight, with moderately fertile soil. 

Size: 120cm

 

Moderate Water

Full Sun

2 M High Potted

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