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Weeping Anthericum

Chlorophytum saundersiae

Also known as

Lily Grass , Watergras (Afr.), Watergras

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Weeping Anthericum Overview

With its evergreen leaves, pretty flowers and grass-like effect, the Weeping anthericum is a great addition to your subtropical or bushveld garden. It is a popular garden plant, planted near water features, and is used extensively by landscape gardeners. Planted in mass it will create a soft, meadow feel, making it not only a popular border plant, but also a useful groundcover for shady or sunny areas . ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.

Common problems with Weeping Anthericum

Pests include spider mites, and mealy bugs. Diseases include leaf spot.

Weeping Anthericum Companion Plants

Plant alongside other grasses or small shrubs.

How to harvest Weeping Anthericum

Harvest seeds after flower when fully ripe (black color).

How to propagate Weeping Anthericum


Germinates best in raised seed beds or directly on the ground in prepared sandy soil with a little very well rotted compost added, poor results may be obtained if seed is planted into a bark base.


Divide clumps when growth begins in early spring.

Special features of Weeping Anthericum

Attracts useful insects

Attracts insects such as butterflies, bees and other small insects.

Pot plant

Well suited to containers and planters, where their weeping habit is effective.

Wet sites

Other uses of Weeping Anthericum


Weeping anthericum can be planted on mass or as individual specimen. It has a soil stabilizing effect when planted on mass.

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