A very pretty free growing, creeping plant with white and pink striped, pointed leaves. It requires heat in winter and does not like the hot suns of summer, or anything like dryness. Warmth and moisture are conditions that suit it. It makes a very pretty basket plant for a shaded house in summer, either entirely filling the basket, or with other plants. Its variegation is pretty.

Its cultivation is of the simplest kind, as it roots from cuttings most easily, either in the sand or a few pieces put around the edge of a small pot in any ordinary soil. Excepting as a conservatory basket plant, or for planting in borders among palms and ferns in a permanent border under glass, it has no special value to the florist.

There are several other species of panicum, ornamental and useful to the private gardener.