Spreading "Monkey Grass"

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Spreading "Monkey Grass"

Post by Perokeet » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:36 pm

This time of year our "monkey grass" produces deep purple berries. If planted, will these produce new plants?

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Re: Spreading "Monkey Grass"

Post by lorijones » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:18 pm

Yes but you have to extract the seeds from the berries first. The trick seems to be to wait until the berries are completely ripe. Here is a website that gives an in-depth description of the process: http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/Black ... grass.html. The preferred way to propagate them is by division in the spring. This is much easier and it gives you useable plants much faster.

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