Close This Window

Enter the Seeds Shop

Krameria cistoidea
Some ornamental value (B)
Height: 50 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter. Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year. Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Shrub Red, 5 petals
Edible plant
Here you can see complete record with all information available about this species from our data base.
These seeds are generally restocked in: December

Seeds packet:

packetUS$ 7This item/quantity is temporarily out of stock.
One packet contains at least 20 seeds.

This is interesting shrubs with red assymetrical flowers and edible nuts. It grows in northern areas of Chile and is very resistant to dry spells and and can tolerate moderate freezing but no snow.
The germination is straightforward - just soak the seeds for one - two days in water and than plant and maintain wet. It needs sandy soil with good drainange, use about 2/3 of sand and 1/3 of compost. Once the plant is established, water very little and expose to sun light. Awoid exposing to severe cold.