Kikuyu is a medium leaf grass It is a coarse-textured species of grass but is more drought tolerant and better suited for the drier climates,It also likes the wet conditions as well. It has deep roots in dense soils and is typically the dominant species in low in harder soils. It is more suited to warmer climates but still does quite well in colder climates. Kikuyu grows extremely quickly in warmer climates and needs mowing every seven days but does have great coverage for the non-enthusiastic home gardener. It has a soft texture, can handle a fair amount of shade and can tolerate a fair amount of wear although it is not salt tolerant. This grass is recommended for residential homes, roadsides and footpaths and sporting fields.