Elegia tectorum

Cape thatching reed

An evergreen, indigenous restio with wiry stems in vertical clumps. Excellent as an accent plant, it creates beautiful texture and movement in the garden.  Very popular for office gardens and along driveways and parking areas.


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Indigenous to South Africa
Full Sun
High watering needs. Keep moist when young
 Ideally loves to be near water, i.e. alongside ponds or bog gardens
Traditionally used to make thatched roofs