Graceful, grass-like plant that produces dense tufts of tread-like, fresh green leaves arising directly from a creeping underground rootstock. The cylindrical leaves which reseamble stems, grow about 25cm long and each carries at its tip a white to cream coloured flower no bigger than a pin head.
Flowers can appear at any time. Although not particularly interesting in themselves, they provide an attractive contrast to the slim, green line of the leaves. New leaves stand erect at fist, but they begin to arch downward as they age. For this reason plants show to best advantage when they have been planted in hanging baskets.
It is as an evergreen perennial plant when is grown indoors.
Growing in a clumping mound, it spills over the sides of a container as it grows, making it ideal for a tall planter or even a hanging pot. Eye-catching on its own, this decorative grass also adds texture among a display of foliage and flowering plants. It can be used as ground cover, as waterside plant being a low maintenance plant for bog garden. It is great for pots, especially hanging baskets to highlight its fountain-like foliage.
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Genus - Isolepis
Species - Cernua
Common name - Fiber-optic grass
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,60 m
Plant type - Inside grasslike houseplant
Exposure - Sunny, Partial shade, full shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic - neutral (pH4,6-7,5)
Soil type - Moderately fertile (clay, loamy, sandy), moist
Water requirements - High
Landscape uses - Indoor plant. A good choice for the edge of a pond, as a low border, in containers
Bloom season - Late spring - early fall
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White / Near White
Sow 1-2 seeds per pot on the surface of moist soil. Cover with a glass or clear plastic and keep moist until germination.
Keep the soil warm at around +18-+20C.
The germination takes about 6-10 days.
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