A wonderful structural Restio from South Africa forming an erect tussock of growth up to 2m/6.5ft high and 1m/3.3ft wide. It makes a fine accent plant for sunny beds and borders. In summer light brown bract like flowers occur on the end of each upright stem. It should be planted in an acidic soil that drains well in the winter but holds some moisture in the summer. Its growth rate can be increased by watering well in hot dry weather.