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PlantFiles: East Indian Lemon Grass
Cymbopogon flexuosus

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cymbopogon (sim-buh-POH-gon) (Info)
Species: flexuosus (fleks-yoo-OH-sus) (Info)

Synonym:Andropogon flexuosus

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morgan Hill, California
Apopka, Florida
Hawthorne, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Welaka, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Austin, Texas (3 reports)
Belton, Texas
Galveston, Texas
American Fork, Utah

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