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Care of the plant Cortaderia selloana or Pampas grass.

Care of the plant Cortaderia selloana or Pampas grass

The genus Cortaderia, family Poaceae, includes about 30 species of herbaceous plants native to South America. Some species are: Cortaderia Selloana, Cortaderia nitida, Cortaderia jubata, Cortaderia peruviana, Cortaderia araucana.

Common name: Pampas grass. This species is native to Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.

They are perennial herbaceous plants with rhizomatous roots and compact growth that reach 2 meters in height when they flower. The leaves are long, pendant, greyish green in color and have sharp margins. The flowers appear in feathery inflorescences up to 1 meter in length. They bloom in late summer.

They are used as isolated specimens, in small groups, on rockeries and next to ponds. Elegant floral ornaments are made from the flowers.

Cortaderia Selloana needs full sun exposure. They resist the heat of the Mediterranean summer and the occasional frost.

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil; They also grow in dry soils and in moist but well-drained soils. The planting is done in spring.

Water regularly so that the soil does not dry out completely at the rate of 2 times a week; in winter reduce watering.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune dry leaves in early spring.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to prolonged drought.

They are propagated by division in spring.

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Cortaderia selloana
Cortaderia selloana
Cortaderia selloana
Cortaderia selloana
 

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