LEMON GRASS Cymbopogon citratus

LEMON GRASS Cymbopogon citratus

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Cymbopogon citratus, commonly known as West Indian lemon grass or simply lemon grass, is a tropical plant native to Maritime Southeast Asia and introduced to many tropical regions. While it can be grown in warmer temperate regions, such as the UK, it is not hardy to frost, so plants in colder region should be brought indoors for the winter.

Cymbopogon citratus contain simple, bluish-green leaves with entire margins and are linear in shape. The blades tend to be 18–36 inches long. Like other grasses, the leaves also have parallel venation.

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: Place the seeds just below the surface of the soil. Keep in a dark room or cupboard. Seeds should germinate in 10 to 28 days. Maintain a lightly moist, not wet, environment. Once seedlings appear move them into full sun or under strong artificial light.

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