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

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