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Malaysian Palm Grass
Scientific Name: Setaria palmifolia (Koenig) Stapf
Synonym: Panicum palmifolium
Family: Poaceae
Malaysian Palm Grass (Setaria  palmifolia)
Setaria palmifolia, Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-24
USDA: 8b-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade

Origin: India

Growth Habits: Coarse evergreen grass, up to 6 feet tall and wide (1.80 m); pleated leaves, palmtree-like, 3 feet long (90 cm) or more, 2 to 5 inches wide (5-12 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water for best look, drought tolerant

Propagation: Division, self seeds and can become a pest when the conditions are right for it

Palm Grass is a weed in tropical areas.

Blooming Habits:
Flower spike reaching 8 feet tall (2.4 m)

Fruiting Habits:

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