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Chondropetalum tectorum

Small Cape Rush

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  • Common Name: Small Cape Rush
  • Botanical Name: Chondropetalum tectorum
  • Synonyms: Elegia tectorum
  • Family: Restionaceae
  • Origin: South Africa (Africa)
  • California Native: No
  • Plant Type: Grasses & Grasslike
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • CA Plant Climate Zone: 8,9,14-24
  • Hardy to Zone(s): 8-10
  • Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
  • Bloom Time: Summer/Fall
  • Exposure:
    Sun to Shade
  • Irrigation: Low Water Needs
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  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Width: 3-4 feet
  • Flower Color: Brown

About This Plant

Evergreen. Full/Light Sun. Low water needs. Brown flowers in summer-fall. 2-3' tall. 20-25 degrees F. Large form reclassified as C. elephantinum.


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  • Chondropetalum tectorum

    By: flankcro on Tuesday December 06, 2011

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    quisiera saber como se multiplica. se que por división, pero cuando lo hago se me termina secando. por favor una respuesta sobre esta planta, muchas gracias
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