Ophiopogon Japonicus Mini – Mini Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus mini also known as Mini Mondo Grass, is a genus of Ophiopogon local to Japan. It is an evergreen, clumping small grass like ground cover. Its leaves are linear, 5 to 10 centimeters long, the blossoms are white to light lilac, borne within a short raceme over a five centimeter stem. Its fruits are blue berry and five millimeter in diameter and its roots are big stolens with tuberous root.

Height: 5 to 10 cm high

Uses: Extensively used as an ornamental plant offering a wonderful ground cover, and even a lawn substitute.

Planting tips: This plant can flourish in full sun or shade and it also perform well in poor soil. It multiplies very quickly to create a dense and dark green border. It is also frost resistant.

Soil type: It can perform well even in poor soil condition.

Pruning: Not needed, but can in fact be mowed like a lawn if needed.

Watering: It can tolerate excess watering

Feeding: It is also tolerate excess fertilising

Pests and problem: Nothing serious. Aphids can be a problem in these plants otherwise no serious disease found.

Climate: Australia wide.

 

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