"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rosella Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

Description - A small shrub/ground cover.


Foliage - Tart and sour foilage that can be used in salads, in teas, or eaten straight from the bush.


Cultivation - Grow in well-draining soil but water well. Fertile soil produces the most fruit, and in cooler regions including Tablelands and high-altitude regions along the Great Dividing Range, grow as an annual species and keep the seeds for the following year.

Uses - Thought to have been introduced by Indonesian traders thousands of years ago, the fruit were well received by Aboriginal Australians and later colonists who made jams and sauces with the tart and sour fruit. 

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're amazing pot plants and their no-fuss attitude makes them easy to grow in pots.

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

Central Australia - Australia.

What soil should I use? 

All soil types suit this plant, however we recommend a high quality native potting mix.


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use a high quality native fertilizer for best results.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australia except WA, TAS, and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.

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"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Becoming naturalized in Australia over 1,000 years ago, the Rosella fruit is a tangy, tart and delicious fruit used by cultures around the world. 

The fast growing perenial produces many seeds that can be continuously resown for a year-after-year crop. The leaves are sour and can be used in salads or stir fries. Rosella jam recipe: click here

The Rosella is a tough plant used to dry conditions, but can be tender to frost. In cooler climates like Melbourne, keep as an indoor plant with full-sun for best results. If planted outside in cooler regions, grow as an annual species. 



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Native bushfood plants are a fantastic suburban addition that produce kilos of fresh, nutritious flavours that can be used fresh, in preserves, or in a roast salad. They are indigenous to this land so if you're going to grow plants for food, why not make them Australian native food plants?

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