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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Common Name(s): Citronella Grass
Cymbopogon nardus originates from the tropical regions of southeast Asia and does not survive cold temperatures. This tropical grass forms clumps and can reach up 1.8m tall. It is the source for citronella oil and is used in aroma therapy and is believed to have antiseptic properties. The citronella oil is distracted from the stem of the plant.
Synonym: Andropogon nardus
Botanical Pronunciation: sim-buh-POH-gon Nard-us
When handling or coming in to contact with C. nardus, it may irritate the skin in some individuals and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.
Plant in full sun before winter and provide plenty of water. (76cm of water in a year)
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Uses in landscape design
Can be planted in containers or along walk ways.