| Zoom In Photo:
This architectural plant offers dense clumps of wiry, deep green stems that develop papery, chocolate-brown bands and long lasting dark brown seed heads. Ideal in an attractive pot or a protected area of the garden, this species is hardy to minus seven degrees Celsius and prefers sandy, well-drained soil. C. tectorum is endemic to South Africa's Cape Province and belongs to the restios, a family of Southern Hemisphere rush- and sedge-like plants.
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Dry to moist soils. Common in seasonally wet areas often forming very extensive stands, mainly on coastal forelands.