Diospyros ramulosa (Namaqua Firesticks) It is an evergreen, tall woody shrub to small tree with dark green, leathery leaves, and greenish white, small flowers. Sowing : Use 50% sand and 50% seedling mixture in the trays. Cover the seeds with the mixture. Place the trays on hotbeds and do not allow them to dry out. The seeds will germinate within three weeks. Locality : Montagu. Harvest : August 2012.