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Eleocharis sphacelata

Tall Spike-sedge

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


Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel.


Capillary watering


Germination requires light.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe

December - January

Storage and Ripening

After-ripening period of at least 3 months. Germination rate increasing with longer storage.
Seed may retain viability for 3-6 years if stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings