Small Cape Rush

Chondropetalum tectorum

Small Cape Rush  - Chondropetalum tectorum
Small Cape Rush  - Chondropetalum tectorum
Small Cape Rush  - Chondropetalum tectorum

Small Cape Rush

Chondropetalum tectorum

Chondropetalum tectorum is a grass-like plant with ridgid upright stems reaching up to 3' tall and wide.  Atop the stems are attractive brown flowers that contrast nicely against the medium green stems.  Although the Cape Rush has a bog-like appearance, it is actually quite drought tolerant and can work in conjunction with Mediterranean climate plants. It also works well in seaside conditions with succulents other drought tolerant perennials.   Use Chondropetalum as single specamin accent plants or in a clump.  Native to South Africa and hardy down to about 25 deg. F.  


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun/lite Shade

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Summer/fall

Mature Height: 2-3'

Mature Width: 3-4'

Attributes: Tropical Garden


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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