Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
High Watering – Requires Frequent Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
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Can be planted in containers or along walk ways.
Plant in full sun before winter and provide plenty of water. (76cm of water in a year)
Uses:: Cullinary: Medicinal: Cultural: Commercial: Cosmetics: Other Uses: Part Used: Attracts: Features: Fragrant/ scented foliage
When handling or coming in to contact with C. nardus, it may irritate the skin in some individuals and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.
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
Cymbopogon nardus requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.