Staberoha cf. distachyos
Scientific nameTufted perennial, growing on the mountain slopes of the Western Cape.
Use fresh, mature seed. Seeds may be pre-soaked in aqueous smoke extract of commercial smoke seed primer for 24 hours before sowing, or seeds may be smoked once sown in trays. Fill trays with loam/composted milled pine bark/sand mixture in a proportion of 1:2:2 that will be well drained. Seeds should ne covered with a thin layer of milled bark. Incubate seeds under alternating night/day temperatures of 8 Degrees Celcius and 23 Degrees Celcius for optimum germination.
Restios can be propagated vegetatively by division. Plants should be divided into fairly large pieces, the roots undisturbed and planted out immediately in the open ground or in containers. After transplanting, the plants should be kept well watered until the new shoots are growing and the plant has taken. Generally the plants take up to a year to start growing again and do not seem to grow as vigorously as plants raised from seed.
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This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Staberoha cf. distachyos is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos