LEMON GRASS Cymbopogon flexuosus

LEMON GRASS Cymbopogon flexuosus

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Cymbopogon flexuosus, also called Cochin grass, East-Indian lemon grass or Malabar grass, is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. It is placed in the genus Cymbopogon (lemongrasses). Its essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the freshly cut leaves.

Height: 4-6 ft., 1.2-1.8 m

Type: Perennial. Hardy outdoors in zones 9-11, or Lemongrass is often grown as an annual in cold climates.

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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