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Plant Care Guide >> Ground Covers >> Ophiopogon jaburan 'var'
Variegated ribbon grass is grown mainly for its dense tufts of grass-like leaves with prominent white margins. Ophiopogon jaburan is a grass-like foliage, spreading plant that grows about a foot high. It is an evergreen perennial.
Common name:

Variegated ribbon grass

Botanical Name:

Ophiopogon jaburan 'var'

Family:

Liliaceae

Foliage:

The tufted leathery, dark green leaves rise directly from the rootstock and are up to 2 feet long but only inch long. The evergreen, slender leaves are shiny dark green. The evergreen, slender leaves are shiny dark green.

Flowers:

Small white or pale lavender flower spikes in mid summer.

Light:

Prefers full shade to partial shade or partial sun.

Temperature:

The plant prefers average warmth.

Soil:

Use a combination of one-third coarse sand to two-thirds of soil-based growing medium.

Humidity:

The plant prefers high humidity.

Watering:

Water enough to make the entire potting mixture moist. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry before watering again. Reduce watering during the winter.

Pest and Problems:

No serious pests are normally seen on the plant.

Growth habit:

It is a fast growing plant which grows to about 2 feet tall.

Fertilizing:

Apply a well balanced liquid fertilizer monthly.

Pruning:

The older leave which tend to turn brown must be removed.

Propagation:

Propagation is done by dividing the clumps. Do not feed the new plant for the first three or four months.

Special Care:

It is a care free plant, thereby making it a great choice for low maintenance plantings.

Landscaping Utility:

It is an excellent plant for mass planting in shady locations. The distance of planting should be 6 inches c/c. It can be used in edges as well.

Uses:

Ground cover, patio plant

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