Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum Dactyloides)

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Growing Zone: 7-11
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Plant Specifications

Plant Name Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum Dactyloides)
Mature Height 3-6 feet
Mature Width 3-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low to Moderate
Growth Rate 1-2 feet/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to the southeastern United States

Fakahatchee: A Hardy and Beautiful Plant for Your Garden

Fakahatchee is a stunning plant that can add a touch of tropical beauty to any garden. With its lush green foliage and delicate white flowers, this plant is sure to catch the eye of anyone who passes by. But Fakahatchee is not just a pretty face - it is also a hardy and resilient plant that can thrive in a variety of conditions.

How to Grow

Fakahatchee is a relatively easy plant to grow, and it can be propagated from seeds or cuttings. It prefers well-draining soil and partial shade, but it can also tolerate full sun and a range of soil types. To grow Fakahatchee from seeds, simply plant them in a pot or directly in the ground and keep the soil moist until they germinate. For cuttings, take a stem cutting and plant it in moist soil, keeping it in a warm and humid environment until it roots.

Care Tips

Once established, Fakahatchee requires minimal care. Water it regularly, but be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Fertilize it once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Prune it as needed to maintain its shape and size.


Fakahatchee is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It can be planted as a specimen plant, as a hedge, or as a border plant. It can also be grown in containers and used as a patio or balcony plant. Its delicate flowers make it a popular choice for cut flower arrangements.

Planting Tips

When planting Fakahatchee, choose a location that receives partial shade and has well-draining soil. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball and backfill with soil, making sure to tamp it down firmly. Water the plant thoroughly after planting.


To keep Fakahatchee looking its best, prune it as needed to maintain its shape and size. Remove any dead or damaged branches, and fertilize it once a month during the growing season. Water it regularly, but be careful not to overwater.

Pests and Diseases

Fakahatchee is generally a pest and disease-free plant, but it can be susceptible to root rot if overwatered. To prevent this, make sure to plant it in well-draining soil and water it only when the soil is dry to the touch. If you notice any signs of pests or diseases, treat them promptly with an appropriate insecticide or fungicide.

The Fakahatchee is a beautiful and hardy plant that can add a touch of tropical beauty to any garden. With its easy care requirements and versatility, it is a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.



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