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Sam's survival guide

Dont step on the grass

Fibre optic grass is a funky little plant that will sit perfectly in those places 'between' your stunning shrubs and trees. We are not saying Sam's not pretty himself, he just fills the voids out so nicely, you know what we mean right Sam? You still here Sam? Sam?!

Can grow up to 30 cm tall
Current length

The approximate size of this plant when it is delivered

Annual
Is winter hardy (up to -10 C)
Toxic
Has green foliage year round
Location
Soil loamy soil
Suitable for planting in soil
Climbing trellis/assistance Not necessary
Care
Maintenance Little
Care

What type of care your plant needs

Watering Needs watering frequently (in summer)
Water

Doesn't need extra water, the occasional rainy day will do/Often needs extra water during the summer/Needs to be watered on the regular, keep the soil slightly moist.

Pruning March-April
Size
Height Is 20 cm tall upon delivery
Growth Can grow to be up to 30 cm tall
Pot size Plastic pot is 10 cm in diameter

How to care for Sam

Isolepis cernua or Fibre Optic Grass is an evergreen outdoor plant that produces tiny little silver flowers at the end of their grass like leaves to create an almost fibre optic look. Though the leaves very much look like grass, this is not a grass-type plant. This easy to care for plant works great as filler in large ornamental containers with other plants mixed in or as border edging in gardens. It's to be considered an annual in colder climates but can be brought indoors in a shiny spot in winter. It prefers to be in moist soil at all times and likes to be in full sun to partial sun. As the growth matures it will start to droop gracefully to create a nice full look with upright growth in the the middle, sloping downward further near the edges of the plant. If the plant grows too long and leggy you an simply trim it and the growth will come right back!

Isolepis Cernua | Fibre Optic Grass (S)

Sam

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I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to... Read more
I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to our little jungle! 😍 I will definetely recommend the very talented & knowledgeable staff of Plantsome!!! Thank you for caring for your plant babies, right down to the safe travels to their new homes 💜 Read less

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Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!)... Read more
Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!) and after much though and deliberation given how large their assortment is, chose three plants to order. All three arrived earlier than expected and in fairly good condition, in very well planned packaging that even included a heat pack. They were a bit smushed but they seemed healthy - no pests - and are doing well now. The only problem I had was with just how full the pots were which made them a bit difficult to transport and water especially since they were pretty large given their pot size; definitely have to repot them within the year. Oh and the ceramic pot I ordered as well came and looks very cute! It's a touch small for their nursery pots, they fit inside but with a bit of a lip over the top, but otherwise look great. Definitely would recommend and plan on buying more in the future :D Read less

Emily D.

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I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a couple days with a heat pack that was still emitting heat. They were well packed and look healthy. Thanks for the gift of green in the dark of winter! Read less

Jennifer B.

So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use... Read more
So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use cardboard and brown paper, which is great! There was no plastic in the packaging. They even added 2 succulents as a gift in our order. Kelsi, one of their staff member even reached out to me to make sure I didn't make a mistake because not all the pots I ordered fit the plants I ordered (it was for some plants that I already owned, but how sweet?!) First time we purchased for Plantsome and definitely not the last. Great experience!! Read less

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