How to Plant Mondra From Seed


An Australian native plant, the Lomandra filiformis, commonly known as wattle mat rush, is a low-maintenance perennial herb. This plant will grow to 19 inches in height, and blooms in Australia in October and November, with stalks of small, yellow flowers. Wattle mat rush is largely pest and disease resistant and, once established, requires very little water. It is very slow growing and can be grown in the garden or in containers.

Step 1

Fill a small bowl with warm water and drop the seeds into it. Allow the seeds to soak for 24 hours.

Step 2

Fill the planting pots with equal parts of compost and coco peat. Water the planting medium well and allow the excess moisture to drain from the bottom of the pots.

Step 3

Plant the seeds, 1/4-inch deep into the planting medium and cover lightly with soil.

Step 4

Place the pots in a lightly shaded, warm (at least 70 degrees F) area and keep the soil moist, but not soggy, during germination.

Step 5

Transplant the seedlings when they have their third set of leaves. They can either be transplanted into the garden or into another planting pot.

Things You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Warm water
  • Planting pots, small, with holes in the bottom for drainage
  • Compost
  • Coco peat


  • Australian National Botanic Gardens: Lomandra filiformis
  • "Australian Native Plants: Cultivation, Use in Landscaping and Propagation;" Murray Fage; 2004
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