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Bothriochloa macra

Red-leg grass

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Smoke treatment may improve results.



Germinates within 2-4 weeks.
Poor growth at low temperatures.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring -Early autumn.
Optimal germination temperature 20-30°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Late December - February

Storage and Ripening

Seed maintains acceptable viability for up to 2 years.
May have a 3-6 months after-ripening period.

Grows from Cuttings