Hemp Bush (Gynatrix pulchella)

Shrub
Plagianthus pulchellus. Sida pulchella.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Hemp Bush
Gynatrix pulchella
Malvaceae

A fibre obtained from the bark is soft, glossy and long. It is used for tying, as a coarse string etc[154].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a greenhouse. It usually germinates freely[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 – 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[1, 200]. Layering[200].
Thrives in a deep well-drained humus-rich fertile soil in a sunny position[182, 200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain but it succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of the country[182]. It can be fast growing in really mild districts[182]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Australia – New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania.

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