Acorus Grass Variegated - Plant
Common name: Ornamental Grass, grassy-leaved sweet flag
Color: Greenish yellow
Bloom time: June to July
Height: Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it’s not necessary.
Sunlight: Medium light or direct sunlight filtered through a translucent blind or curtain will suit Acorus gramineus.
Soil: average, medium to wet soils
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: An indoor Acorus gramineus will grow well in normal warm room temperatures, but can also tolerate temperatures as low as 4ºC (39ºF).
Fertilizer: Apply standard liquid fertiliser every two weeks during spring and summer.
- Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
- For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.
- Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
- Scorch will occur if soils are not kept consistently moist to wet.
- Scorched leaf tips will occur if soils are allowed to dry out.
- Appreciates some relief from hot summer sun.
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