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Care of the plant Saccharum officinarum or Sugarcane.

Care of the plant Saccharum officinarum or Sugarcane

The genus Saccharum, family Poaceae, comprises 12 species of herbaceous plants, annuals and perennials, native to tropical and subtropical regions of both Hemispheres. Some species are: Saccharum officinarum, Saccharum robustum, Saccharum sinense, Saccharum bengalense.

Common names: Purple Sugar Cane, Sugarcane. This species is native to New Guinea.

They are perennial herbaceous plants that reach 5 meters in height. The leaves have parallel veins and a tapered shape. The flowers appear in panicles at the upper end of the plant and are formed by small hairy spikes that are in turn made up of 2 flowers.

They are used to decorate pond banks and to form groups in the garden.

Saccharum officinarum needs full sun exposure. They are tropical plants that do not resist the cold.

The soil can be a normal garden soil.

Water abundantly but without flooding so that the soil is always slightly damp.

Fertilize once a month during spring and summer with mineral fertilizer.

They are quite resistant plants to the most common pests and diseases.

They are propagated from stem cuttings that have at least one bud and one node or from suckers that they produce at the base.

Images of the plant Saccharum officinarum or Sugarcane

Saccharum officinarum
Saccharum officinarum
Saccharum officinarum
Saccharum officinarum
 

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