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Themeda triandra

Kangaroo 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




Germinates in 2-14 weeks.

Not necessary to thin.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer
Optimal germination temperature 25-35°C .

Seed Collection Timeframe

December - February
Shed after ripening

Storage and Ripening

Up to 2/3 of seed lot may be infertile.
May have after-ripening period of up to 12 months depending on where seed collected - seed collected from VIC should only have a short after-ripening period.

Grows from Cuttings