How to grow Melinis nerviglumis

Melinis nerviglumis growing herbaceous of the genus Melinis also known as Mountain red top, Melinis nerviglumis perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant and as groundcover, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial and 5-8 as annual.

Leaves color green in needle shape.

Melinis nerviglumis flower

Flower color pink to white, flowers structure like feather or tail of horse and grow stem in raceme inflorescence.

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How to grow Melinis nerviglumis growing and care:

Light and well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to summer, an as perennial spring to autumn, in the tropic all year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and controlling the plants

Size of the plant:
30-60cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade (better not)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Pink to white flowers, structure like feather or tail of horse and grow stem in raceme inflorescence

Scientific name:

Melinis nerviglumis

How to grow Melinis nerviglumis

Melinis nerviglumis plant care

Melinis nerviglumis flower

Melinis nerviglumis

Melinis nerviglumis grow and care

Mountain red top

Bristle-leaved red top


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9