The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Acorus

Family: Poaceae.

Acorus gramineus variegatus Common name(s): Grassy-leaved sweet flag
Acorus Genus of 2 species of rhizomatous, marginal aquatic perennials, ane semi-evergreen and one deciduous, found in shallow water by streams and lakes throughout the N. hemisphere, particulatly E. Asia. The white-stripped leaves of this grassy plant form fanshaped tufts. Its great advantage as a background plant among more spectacular specimens is that it will withstand poor conditions - it is not affected by waterlogging, draughts or cold winter nights. It suffers from few problems, but leaf tips will turn brown if the compost is short of water.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Prefers cool conditions - keep in an unheated room in winter. Keep compost wet at all times. Misting is not necessary. Divide plants at any time of the year.

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