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Care of the plant Miscanthus sinensis or Chinese silver grass.

Care of the plant Miscanthus sinensis or Chinese silver grass

The genus Miscanthus, family Poaceae, comprises 20 species of perennial herbaceous plants native to the Far East. Some species are: Miscanthus sinensis, Miscanthus sacchariflorus, Miscanthus floridulus, Miscanthus fuscus.

Common names: Chinese silver grass, Eulalia, Maiden silvergrass. This species is native to China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.

They are perennial ornamental grasses that reach 2 meters in height. They have long, linear gray-green leaves with a white central line. The flowers appear in light brown panicles and have silky hairs. They bloom from late summer to late fall.

They are used to create groups, such as isolated specimens, on borders and in beds. The dried spikes are used for bouquets and floral decorations.

Miscantus sinensis needs full sun or semi-shade exposure and average annual temperatures of 10-20 ºC.

The soil can be a normal well-drained garden substrate; clay soils are not suitable. Planting is done in spring or autumn.

Water moderately throughout the year waiting for the substrate to dry; they resist drought well.

Fertilize weekly with mineral fertilizer during the summer and fall

They are plants prone to attack by mites and aphids.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring in the final location or by division in spring.

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Miscanthus sinensis
Miscanthus sinensis
Miscanthus sinensis
Miscanthus sinensis
Miscanthus sinensis
Miscanthus sinensis variegata
Miscanthus sinensis variegata
Miscanthus sinensis variegata
 

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