Ruby Saltbush

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Ruby Saltbush

4 reviews
$6.50 Regular price
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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 0.5 - 1m
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Ruby Saltbush Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name:Enchylaena tomentosa

Ruby saltbush is a low growing shrub up to 1m in height. The succulent green leaves are up to 2cm long and are covered in small white hairs. Insignificant flowers are followed by berries that are about 5-8mm in diameter, ranging in colour from yellow to red. There are often different coloured berries on the plant at one time making a colourful display.

Growing Conditions

Ruby saltbush will tolerate a variety of soils including sandy, clay, loam and salty soils. It will do well in a semi-shaded position or in the full sun. Ruby saltbush will tolerate hot dry periods as well as frost.

Culinary Uses

Eat the ripe red berries straight from the bush raw, they have a crisp salty flavour. Add the berries to salads, fruit salads or as an edible garnish to any meal. Indigenous groups of the Macdonell Ranges (central Australia) have soaked the fruits in water to make a sweetened tea.

The leaves are edible only in small amounts as they contain large amounts of oxalates. They can be cooked like spinach. Cooking the leaves will greatly reduce the oxalic acid content.

Other uses

Attracts birds, bees and insects to the garden

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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Cole M.
Australia Australia


The Ruby & Coastal Saltbush are doing well but the Sea Purslane is struggling. I planted them in the same prepared bed as the others along with a couple of small Olive Trees. The Sea Purslane did look a little unhappy when it arrived. As I have little experience with native bushtucker of this style I am not sure what to do. A little bit more specific planting/growing info with each purchase would be handy. Thanks for the prompt delivery & ease of use of the site. Cheers, Cole.

Blake C.
Australia Australia

Fantastic plants

I had been looking for several species of plants that only mudbrick herb cottage was able to supply. The quality of the plants was excellent and worth every dollar. They came quick and packed well. Will definitely purchase from her3 again

Anthea C.
Australia Australia

Love my plants

The website was really easy to navigate and the selection was interesting. My plants arrived quickly and in great condition. The packaging and planting instructions endured they got the best treatment throughout. I'm really happy with my purchase and would definitely buy from here again.

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