3 years to reach maturity
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Restio paniculatus is a bushy evergreen perennial species in the Restionaceae family. Endemic to the southwestern Cape of South Africa, these rush-like flowering plants make attractive ornamental garden plants. This plant produces underground rhizomes, these are plant stems that are modified to grow horizontally, typically under the soil surface. Capable of growing to 2m in height, this plant spreads wider than it does tall, with a maximum spread of 8m. Foliage is rush-like, coloured olive green and may have purple speckling. It has a bushy, branching habit and is not hardy, its advisable to keep above freezing temperatures, plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape.
How to propagate Calopsis
Recommended to divide rhizomes in early spring.
Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing, germination is optimal between 16-18 degrees Celsius.