Author Topic: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)  (Read 397 times)

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Is anyone growing Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)??

I know where to get seeds, but they are not usually viable and my luck with them has been abismal. I would like to find a few plants and am willing to trade. I have a mostly random assortment of rare species. Tortoise Berry is reportedly invasive on the California coast and was introduced to stop erosion as I recall. Please PM if you have this.

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Re: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 05:11:45 PM »
I also have ordered many seeds of this and never had a sprout

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Re: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 12:58:56 AM »
Following.  Annie's annuals and perennials used to have them, but, not anymore.  Have been looking for a plant and can't find one anywhere.

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Re: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2022, 05:54:29 PM »
I also have ordered many seeds of this and never had a sprout

I had 3 out of 150 or so sprout and they lived for a little while. I realized all to I late that I had them growing in the wrong media mix...they died a few months later. Live and learn I guess.
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Re: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2022, 05:56:17 PM »
Following.  Annie's annuals and perennials used to have them, but, not anymore.  Have been looking for a plant and can't find one anywhere.

I saw that they had them a while ago, but then the trail went cold again. Let me know if you happen upon any.
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Re: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 04:52:26 PM »
I bought some Tortoise Berry seeds from Trade Winds a few years ago. I had a poor germination rate, less than 25%, and I then proceeded to kill the seedlings over the period of three or four months. I believe I was watering them too much, and/or they were in a potting soil that retained too much moisture. I have not seen anyone offering seeds besides Trade Winds, and they have not offered any, to my knowledge, in a few years.

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Re: Looking for Tortoise Berry (Muraltia spinosa, Nylandtia spinosa)
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 05:31:31 PM »
Here is where I got mine- Sowed roughly 25 and nothing

I am almost positive this is where tradewinds sourced theirs

https://silverhillseeds.co.za/product/muraltia-spinosa/?v=7516fd43adaa

 

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