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Saccharum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Saccharum Overview

    The genus Saccharum consists of around 36 clumping, reed-like perennial species in the grass family, Poaceae. It contains species known collectively as sugarcanes and multiple ornamental grass species popular for their overall appearance and tufted growth. There are various commercially grown cultivars and hybrids, these are important in the sugar industry. They are distributed widely across tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates in Eurasia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and various oceanic islands. With multiple species cultivated and naturalised in other locations. Foliage is narrow and lance to linear in shape and flowers consist of feathery white-pink spikes with hairy spikelets.

    How to propagate Saccharum


    You can propagate from cuttings.

    Other uses of Saccharum

    Greenhouses, planting in tropical climates.