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(Ampelodesmos mauritanicus)

A. tenax. Arundo ampeldesmos. Arundo bicolor. Arundo festucoides. Arundo mauritanica. Arundo tenax.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

The leaves are used to make a rope[61] and are also used in papermaking[103].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no details for this species but suggest surface sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring. Do not allow the compost to dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse, planting them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring as the plant comes into growth. The divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions, though it might be safer to get them established and growing well in pots first.
Requires a fertile well-drained but moist soil in a sheltered sunny position[200]. Plants are not very hardy in Britain, they only succeed outdoors in the milder parts of the country tolerating temperatures down to between -5 to -10¡c[200].
Europe – Mediterranean.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.