The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Pearl Millet, Fountaingrass, White Millet

Latin Name:

Pennisetum glaucum

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Fountaingrass is a species of perennial tropical grass native to the African grasslands. It has low water and nutrient requirements, and therefore can make use of otherwise uncultivated lands. It is found in the natural ranges of the sulcata and leopard tortoises.