Kikuyu grass | Pennisetum clandestinum

Kikuyu grass grows on all types of soils. It is a drought resistant grass and grows very well under irrigated condition.


Local name: Kikuyu grass

It is a grass which normally grows at high altitude. It is a perennial with strong system of underground runners which quickly root  at the joints. The propagation is by root and stem cuttings. The normal yield of the grass is 300-350 quintals per hectare.

Nutritive value

Kikuyu grass

Kikuyu grass is more than a maintenance quality fodder (protein 10-12%) and is thus suitable for limited milk production.