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Pennisetum clandestinum

Scientific Name: Pennisetum clandestinum

Common Name: Kikuyugrass

Kikuyugrass is a warm season grass that thrives in places of moderate temperatures. Kikuyu requires full sun. However, Kikuyu requires very little water and is extremely drought resistant. Kikuyugrass spreads very quickly and thus is sometimes classified as an invasive weed. It can grow in almost any soil, and adding nitrogen will trigger a faster growth. Average germination time is between 10-14 days. Overall, Kikuyugrass is very easy to care for and the drought resistant rhizomes make it great for western coastal climates.