Australian seeded paper is made from 100% recycled fine handmade paper and contains seeds of Callistemon citrinus (Lemon-Scented Bottlebrush), or Brachycome iberidfolia (Swan River Daisy), or other common/widespread Australian natives.
Available in a range of sizes starting from A4, the paper can be printed for promotions, invitations, special messages and more. Once the message has been read, the receiver can plant the paper and watch it grow! Some of the many seeds in the paper will germinate under the right conditions and the resulting seedlings can be planted in the garden as a constant reminder of the sender of the card. Also available: A5 paper, C6 cards, DL cards, Greeting Cards.
Callistemon citrinus (Lemon-scented Bottlebrush) A native of NSW, QLD & VIC, it prefers light to medium soils in a moist, sunny position and is frost resistant but drought tender. An evergreen shrub, it grows to a height of 3.5m with a spread of 2m and has red spikey flowers.
NB Due to the native plant disease Myrtle Rust, now widespread in the eastern states, this paper should not be ordered for or sent to WA or Tas.
Brachycome iberidifolia (Swan River Daisy) Indigenous to central Australia, it prefers light to medium soils in an open, sunny position but will tolerate shade. It is drought and frost resistant and very hardy. An annual plant, it grows to a height of 0.2m with a spread of 0.3m. The stem is lax and finely hairy, with a compact crown; the leaves are light green and much divided; the flowers are white, blue or pink and daisy-like, appearing in summer.
Soak paper/card in water until soft. Place paper/card on seed raising mix (in a tray, pot or ground). Lightly cover with more seed raising mix, water and keep moist. Germination should take 7 - 21 days.
Printing on the paper
This is best done with an ink jet printer if printing at home or in the office. Not suitable for laser printers.
It can also be printed on commercial offset printing machines, but requires a bit of extra care and a slighly slower printing speed than for conventional papers.