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Kangaroo Grass

Themeda triandra

Kangaroo Grass is a member of the Themeda family. Its botanical name is Themeda triandra.

Although reclassified it is commonly known both as Themeda australis and Themeda triandra

Kangaroo Grass grows as an evergreen and is a grass. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a grass habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in mid summer.

Australia is believed to be where Kangaroo Grass originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Kangaroo Grass have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Kangaroo Grass

  • Full Sun

  • Very Low

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly. Kangaroo Grass is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Kangaroo Grass to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Kangaroo Grass from seed

Seeds may grow better if subjected to a period of “drying out” generally 1 year

Transplanting Kangaroo Grass

Kangaroo Grass is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Kangaroo Grass

Cut the seed stalk at the base at the end of December, put the seed stalks in a hessian bag and store them in a cool, dry place for a year. There is a long after-ripening period with the seed. 1

Common Kangaroo Grass problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Kangaroo Grass plants:



Other names for Kangaroo Grass

Themeda triandra Forssk. [excluded], Themeda australis

Kangaroo Grass care instructions

How long does Kangaroo Grass take to grow?

These estimates for how long Kangaroo Grass takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


1ABC gardening Australia story” http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s919046.htm

Popular varieties of Kangaroo Grass

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