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Saccharum Officinarum. Purple Sugar Cane.
The Saccharum Officinarum, commonly known as Purple Sugar Cane is a clump forming perennial which can reach up to 5m. It is widely cultivated and provides around 70% of the world's sugar. Strong stout stalks are unbranched and jointed like bamboo with long arching deep red-maroon coloured leaves. Care needs to be taken as the leaves have sharp edges and sharpish points. It is the stems which contain a very sweet sap which can be consumed as a drink(we would not advise it) or dried to make suger and molasses. It also produces a wax. Plume like flowers are branched up to 60cms long.

The Purple Sugar Cane provides great architectural interest and contrast to your garden, great if you're looking for a stylish contemporary feel. Perfect for growing in pots too.


These plants are excellent quality from Specialist growers. Photo 1 shows some of the actual plants in stock now. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.

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SKU: SaccOffi15-6
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  • Latin Name: Saccharum Officinarum.

    Common Name: Purple Sugar Cane.

    Origin: New Guinea.

    Hardiness: Keep aboev freezing.

    Growth: Very easy to grow. Deep red-maroon arching leaves, stems jointed like bamboo. Care need taking as leaves have sharpish edges and points. Clump forming. Fast growing. Grows up to 5m tall. Large flower spikes with a pinkish plume.

    Sunlight: Full sun.

    Exposure: Exposed/sheltered. 

    Soil: Well drained.

    Moisture: Keep moist.

  • Available For Delivery Now.


    All palms have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

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