General: Bright, silvery white disk-like foliage and stems form a tree over time. Typically used in floral arrangements. Eucalyptus requires very warm temperatures, a well-drained soil and lots of bright sunlight.
Medicinal Uses: It is important to note if using Eucalyptus for medicinal purposes it is poisonous if eaten. However, eucalyptus can be used for aromatherapy purposes. For example, when congested the leaves can be crushed in a small jar and gently breathe the aroma for a few minutes. The essential oil can also be used in a spray bottle with water to help repel fleas, ants, flies, and cockroaches.
Ornamental Uses: The leaves are leathery in texture, hang obliquely or vertically and contain a fragrant volatile oil. The flowers in bud are up with a cup-like membrane which is thrown off when the flower expands. The fruit is surrounded by a woody cup-shaped receptacle and contains many tiny seeds.