Eucalyptus dyes quite easily using ordinary clothing dye. The Eucalyptus must be dried out to make the dye take well. Using a deep pot, make the dye according to package direc…tions, then place the dried eucalyptus into the dye, covering it completely. It should take a bit longer than clothing, but the results are lovely. (MORE)
The eucalyptus tree is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, common in Australia, to which it is native. There are over 700 species of Eucalyp…tus, and beside Australia, around 15 species are found in their native state in parts of New Guinea and Indonesia. (MORE)
Eucalyptus foliage can be preserved by either of these methods. * hang upside down in a bunch in a dry area. * mix water and glycerine in equal parts and place the c…ut stems into the mix for 2-3 weeks in a darkened area. The foliage absorbs the glycerine and remains more life-like than the air drying method. This method is not failsafe, though, as the rate of absorption is not always even. The foliage can absorb too much oil, and it is a real mess, dripping oil from the leaves for months to come. (MORE)
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Neither eucalyptus trees nor the eucalyptus oil that can be extracted from the leaves is "poisonous". However, it does contain some toxins which can cause acute gastric proble…ms if ingested. The few animals which feed on eucalyptus leaves, such as koalas, Ringtail possums and Greater gliders, are able to filter out the toxins through their digestive systems. (MORE)
Do not drink it. Severe and potentially deadly side effects are reported with the ingestion of eucalyptus oil. These include slowing of the brain and central nervous system, d…rowsiness, seizures, and coma. (MORE)
Take some steps from a eucalyptus, and dip the tip of it in a rooting hormone for about 30 seconds. Place perlite in a terra cotta planter, and then put this cutting into …it so it stands erect. Place this onto a saucer of water, allowing the plant to absorb water through the hold in the bottom. Cover the pot with a plastic bag and put it in a warm spot, being sure to keep it at about 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Check to make sure it's moist every couple of days, then pull it out of the planter after 4 weeks.?æ (MORE)
Absolutely not. Never, ever feed eucalyptus to a dog. Keep all home-grown eucalyptus plants out of their reach. The plant is toxic to dogs as the chemicals can lead to vomitin…g, diarrhoea and lethargy. (MORE)