Cynodon Dactylon, the gramon is a creeping herb that can reach 40 cm in height, widely used for its adaptation to high temperatures and associated with saving water. It is one of the species that is evolving the most, finding varieties that are mainly focused on improving its leaf fineness and delaying its entry into a vegetative stop.
- Medium-thick leaf texture between 2 and 4mm, erect and consistent habit.
- Species with a warm climate, it develops optimally between 25-35ºC.
- It behaves like a perennial species, although at temperatures below 10ºC (depending on the variety) it goes into winter dormancy, losing part of its color. It is very adapted to arid and tropical climates.
- High resistance to trampling and traffic.
- High tolerance to salinity, drought and high temperatures.
- It is not demanding in terms of the type of soil, preferring a disaggregated soil.
- It does not tolerate the shade.
- It has a high lateral growth both by rhizomes and stolons, being very aggressive with the rest of the species that accompany it.
- Its recommended cutting height is between 10 and 25 mm, depending on the variety.
- It needs frequent scarifying
and / or puncturing.