The tall stout stems on this species grow to 20 ft (6 m).
The canes are 2 in (5 cm) thick and very juicy, and bear
lance-shaped leaves up to 6 ft (1.8 m) long and 2 1/2 in (6 cm) wide
with rough edges.
The flower plumes are slender and arching, up to 3 ft (1 m) long.
Each individual flower spikelet is 1/8 in (3 mm) long and enveloped
with long silky hairs. This grass is widely cultivated in tropical
areas as the main commercial source of sugar.
Cultivation: They need full sun rich, summer-moist soil and can
become invasive under suitable conditions.
They are usually propagated from cuttings.