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  • Saltbush Plant
  • Saltbush Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Saltbush Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Saltbush Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood

Saltbush Plant

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  • Perfect for pots
  • Gros kilos or herbs
  • Black-thumb friendly
We're unable to ship plants to WA or TAS= - sorry!
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plants to WA or TAS
- sorry!

Saltbush Plant FAQ's 🌱

Native across the southern coastline, Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia) is an exceptionally hardy plant, with beautiful pale-green leaves that are aesthetic to look at. It's a delicious native with salty leaves and bitter berries that can be used in stir fries or even as a salad. All you have to do is harvest the leaves as required and enjoy!

Climate Zones: Temperate, Sub-Tropical, Tropical, Arid, Cool.

Find your climate zone here.

Pluck off leaves when needed.

Saltbush is extremely drought tolerant. Watering may be required during warmer weather until established (after a year or two). During cooler months, reduce the watering.

If grown in pots, underwatering and overwatering may cause damage to the plant, which it can completely recover from.

Saltbush is a no-fuss native bushfood, growing well in pots with gardeners who may become neglectful at time.

For best results, plant in a well-draining, premium potting mix.

It has a natural tendency to shoot straight up (like bamboo), so to keep in a neat, hedge-like shape, we suggest trimming and pruning once it reaches 30cm to encourage outwards growth.

Planting in soil
All three species of saltbush (coastal saltbush, old man saltbush, ruby saltbush) are extremely tolerant of a range of soil types. They are tolerant of nutrient-poor soil, clay, loamy, and saline type soils.

When planting, do not disturb the roots, and plant directly into the ground. For best results, aim for a full-sun position, and water with a seaweed solution frequently.

Keep pruned in a hedge shape as Coastal and Old Man Saltbush have a tendency to shoot up like bamboo.

Saline soils tend to give leaves the saltiest flavour.

A gently, salty flavour, with earthy undertones and subtle umami notes. Palate: Soft, savoury salt-like taste on the front palate, with earthy notes that linger on the back palate.

24 hour plant guarantee ✅

Accidents happen. We're insured to refund or replace any plant that's arrived dead or in a condition that won't recover. Simply get in touch within 24 hours of delivery with some pics and we'll either refund or replace it.

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