Stenotaphrum : Greenhouse Plants

W – warm, minimum of 13°C (55°F)

Family: Graminae

Stenotaphrum secundatum from southern USA and tropical America is known as the Saint Augustine Grass and is in fact used as a turf grass in some states. S. s. ‘Variegatum’ is grown as a pot plant and is an extremely useful edging plant for the staging as an alternative to Tradescantia. It also does well in a hanging basket. The cream striped leaves look as if they are composed of long segments joined together. Fortunately, this plant is easy to propagate by cuttings as it is best to raise successive batches of new plants to replace old ones as they become tatty.

31. July 2013 by admin
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