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Zoysia Grass

Botanical Name

Zoysia Tenuifolia.


Mascarene grass, Korean/Japanese velvet grass, Temple grass, No mow grass, Kourai grass and Petting grass.


Native to Southeast Asia. 

Favourite Environment

Growing in full sun to semi-shade, this has a very fine, attractive bright green leaf that develops a unique clumping appearance. Quite happy in hot humid areas.


Zoysia will require frequent waterings until the roots penetrate the media on which they are placed. A fertiliser such as Seasol is useful to encourage root growth. Once established, water more deeply and less frequently.  Deep, infrequent watering encourages deep, drought-resistant roots. Zoysia lawns typically need 2-3 cms of rainfall or irrigation per week. Due to the slow growth rate, growing Zoysia Tenuifolia can take a long time to achieve total coverage and you may have to undertake weeding between the plants during establishment. 

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