Green kamala is a wonderful shrub for understorey in rainforest gardens. Also known as Smell of the Bush, it has a tantalising smell characteristic of rainforest creeks. Pleasant and evocative to most people, others say it smells like possum piss. Visiting scientists from the USA have said it smells vaguely like skunk.
The smell (both male and female plants have the odour) is more noticeable after rain. The origin of the smell is often difficult to pinpoint to the Green Kamala bush itself because its strength seems to fade as the individual plant is approached. The smell seems to waft away from the plant for some distance.
Germination may take several months but fresh seed usually has high viability. Seed can be hard to collect as it drops from the plant as soon as capsules split. Growth is usually slow initially but once established it grows steadily into a very hardy (if scrubby) plant. Often one of the first species to germinate after an area has been cleared. Suckers quite freely and would no doubt easily strike from cuttings.