Isolepis cernua

Isolepis cernua

Product no.: 162

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Fibre-Optic Plant, Slender Club-Rush. 

  • Approximate height: 15 - 20cm (6 - 8 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of the plant: 0 - 5cm (0 - 2 inches)
  • Flowering time: June - August
  • Flower colour: White/Brown
  • Supplied bare root

‚ÄčThis unusual little British plant has evergreen, slender, grassy foliage, with tiny silvery flowerheads on the end of the stems. These give it a rather other-worldly look, and are responsible for its common name of 'fibre-optic plant'. It is found in the wild in the British Isles across a range of habitats. It is a neat, clump-forming plant, and good for creating an interesting look in barrels and small native set-ups as well as ponds. Still often known by its old name of Scirpus cernuus

Planting Tips: Although the plant is evergreen, by late winter the seedheads and foliage will be brown at the ends and looking tired. If you cut the plant back hard at this time to about two inches high, it will allow new fresh foliage to grow through as the spring comes. We recommend starting your Isolepis cernua off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant here.

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