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This plant is suitable as an architectural landscape plant for exotic gardens where the shape of the habit is crucial to the design of the garden. Place this plant as a border for garden dividers and pathways as well as being used as ground cover in part-to-full shade areas or in medium-sized garden containers. The round shape of the Mondo Grass consists of slender, grass-like foliage that forms a circular growth habit and spreads rapidly once established. This plant is also is a good addition for the flowering season as the shrub will bloom white to pale lilac flowers that turn into small navy berries during the fruiting season.

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Mondo Grass

    • Place in an area of Full Sun to Part Sun.
      Mulch well after planting to retain moisture.

    • Plant in sandy and loamy soil conditions, clay-based soils are also adequate.
      Use a premium pot mix if planting in a container

    • Water often (2x per day) when establishing the plant.
      Water regularly (1x per day) in general care.
      Ensure the soil is wet between watering sessions when the soil is dry

    • Fertilize one per year with slow-release fertilizer.

    • Remove dead flowers and foliage, also remove foliage with dark spots.

    • Plant is susceptible to fungal rot


    Botanical Name

    Tradescantia spathacea

    Plant Type

    Grass or Grass Like, Ground Cover

    Mature Growth Dimensions

    (Height x Spread)

    25 cm x 50 cm

    Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Part Shade



    Bird / Wildlife Attracting?


    Australian Native?


    Deciduous or Evergreen?




    Foliage Type

    Linear with a tight growth habit shaped like a mound.

    Foliage Colour




    Flower Colour

    White to Pale Lilac

    Flowering Season



    Yes, navy coloured berries, inedible

    Fruiting Season


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