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Bulrush / Giant (1Q)
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Bulrush / Giant (1Q)

Latin Name:

SCIRPUS

Plant Type:

Grass

Description:

Tufted plants with grass-like leaves or with rounded green stems and almost no leaves at all.

Origin:

Worldwide

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

High humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil on the wet side and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to aphids and spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division in the spring. After dividing plant, pot in the plant’s regular potting mix.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Even moisture is a necessity. Remove leaves as they die. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water.

Is Genus:

Yes

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