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Planting tip
Soak the rootball of your plant in a bucket of water to wet thoroughly prior to planting. For extra goodness, add a bit of liquid fertiliser.
Ficinia spiralis
Height: 0.4m;  Spread: 4m
Pingao (Other)
Pingao was named Desmoschoenus spiralis but genetic research shows it is closely related to Ficinia - a mainly South African genus. It is the frontline of vegetation on moving sand dunes. Striking green/orange colouring.
» Click here for our article on Coastal Restoration published in The Fringe, September 2013 ...
» Click here for our article on Pingao and Spinifex published in The Fringe, October 2013 ....
Photo gallery:
Pingao helping to stabilise the dunes on Great Barrier Island.
Pingao showing spiral seed-head.