Pennisetum Grass

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Botanical name:- Pennisetum Grass

  • 30cm-40cm
  • 50cm-60cm
  • 60cm-80cm
  • Green
  • Red
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Scientific namePennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’
Common nameFountain Grass
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sun,part sun
Wateringwater everyday &keep moist
PestsNo serious insect or disease problems
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum Plant height90-150 cm
Potting mixpotting soil/Red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage & repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply Manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days
Pruning/trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
DescriptionPennisetum setaceum is called by its common name Fountain Grass, while in Arabic it is often referred to as halfah. Its area of distribution ranges from northern Africa, to tropical Africa, the Arabian peninsula, the Middle East and southwest Asia. This perennial grass grows between 90 cm and 1.5 metres high, with a spread of up to 1.5 metres. The flowers arrive in early summer as spikes up to 20 cm long. This grass is a very attractive ornamental plant that requires only low maintenance. Occasionally, pruning will densify the clump and cause it to rejuvenate better. Propagation is recommended by seeds and through division. Fountain Grass can be used in open country, for hillside planting and as a slope or bank stabiliser. In urban planting design, it is well known in many locations in gulf regions. It provides light and beautiful images as groundcover, linear planting and grouped or massed planting. Another variety, Pennisetum setaceum ‘Cupreum’, is not as hardy as the green variety, but just as attractive. Its leaves are dark or purple red, and the flower spikelets are light pink. Soil and irrigation requirements are comparable to those of the main species, i.e. very low, but stagnant water is not well tolerated.

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