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Oplismenus

Oplismenus spp.

Starr 050415-0054 Oplismenus hirtellus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Oplismenus Overview

There are about 16 species, they prefer shady areas in the tropics and subtropics, They are quick-growing trailing plants, which produce wiry stems. The flowers are bisexual with males and females in the same spikelet. Each flower head comprises spikelets, with one or more florets, that are covered with glumes or scales.

How to propagate Oplismenus

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.