Three quarters of all State Flora plants are propagated from seed. These are stored under controlled conditions and germinated in a modern greenhouse. We use a range of techniques to assist the germination process including temperature and humidity control.
We have the capacity to germinate and grow a huge volume of plants. One small seed germination bed (50 x 50cm) can yield about 5,000 seedlings.
Most of our other plants are propagated from cuttings. They are struck under controlled conditions with bottom heat, air conditioning and automated misting systems. Surrounding the growing areas are three hectares of stock plants from which we source our cuttings.
Once the seedlings and cuttings are potted they are placed in an environmentally controlled greenhouse, then shifted to a shadehouse where they are slowly hardened to full sunlight. This gradual hardening and exposure creates a hardy plant better adapted for planting, whether in the garden or the paddock.
State Flora also specialises in growing plants for large revegetation, biodiversity or forestry projects