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Cymbopogon citratus

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials, ornamentals/turf
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.24301834Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)150030007004200Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH55.84.37.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest10Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome gardenCrop cycle120365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialcosmetics & perfumeryleaves
materialessential oilsleaves
food additivecondiment/seasoningleaves
poisoninsectsleaves
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant