West Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Description

Native to India. Tender perennial.

Multicolored blooms appear in late summer. Divide every 3-5 years.

Traditional culinary and medicinal herb. Rub fresh foliage onto skin or toss onto campfire or grill to keep mosquitoes away, or roll into smudge sticks and burn. Combine essential Witch Hazel extract for a safe insect repellent spray. Read more about them here!

Grows to 3′ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.

 

 

Description

Native to India. Tender perennial.

Multicolored blooms appear in late summer. Divide every 3-5 years.

Traditional culinary and medicinal herb. Rub fresh foliage onto skin or toss onto campfire or grill to keep mosquitoes away, or roll into smudge sticks and burn. Combine essential Witch Hazel extract for a safe insect repellent spray. Read more about them here!

Grows to 3′ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.