Deenanath Grass - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Common name: Pennisetum pedicellatum.
Bloom time: July to December
Height: 30-150 cm
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Pennisetum pedicellatum. Pennisetum pedicellatum, known simply as desho or as desho grass, is an indigenous grass of Ethiopia belonging to the Poaceae family of monocot angiosperm plants. It is also known as annual kyasuwa grass in Nigeria, bare in Mauritania, and deenanath grass in India.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 15 to 38 °C.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.
- ) is a many-branched leafy annual grass up to 1 m high.
- The culms are erect and branching, and the leaves are 15-25 cm long and 4-10 mm wide, flat and glabrous.
- The inflorescence is a pink to purple, dense flowered, cylindrical panicle.
- The spikelets are 4 mm long, usually solitary
Harvesting: Germination is higher for the seeds from the first and second formed tillers.
- Para grass has been used in tropical locations as a fodder species, especially as a ponded pasture in beef production.
- In Queensland, para grass is now a common weed, especially in many cane-growing areas.
- It is an aggressive invader and can displace native plants.
- Herbal medicines for human use.
for medicinal use
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