Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Lemon Grass

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Cymbopogon
Common Name Lemon Grass
Species L. Spreng

Maturity days

  • 120 days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Pioneer Chop_&_Drop Herb

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant Yes
Humidity tolerant Yes
Planting area Garden_bed
Sunlight Full_sun

Photos

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Short comments

Clumping grass. Produces citronella oil. Tea can be made from it (base of the stems, not the leaves)

General comments

Uses

  • Perennial in Tropical NQ.
  • Pioneer plant, boarder plant.
  • Does slow down in the winter in NQ.
  • Grey water system soakage plant for chop mulch production

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