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Cymbopogon winterianus, Citronella Grass

Cymbopogon winterianus

Citronella Grass
Family: Poaceae    (Formerly:Poaceae / Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Origin: southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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Citronella is clump-forming tropical grass, the clump increases in size as the plant matures. Plant it along a walkway or near the porch where its fragrance can be appreciated. The plant is the source of the commercial citronella oil, used in perfumery and as an insect repellent.

Similar to Cymbopogon nardus.


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