Lemongrass is a perennial plant with thin and long leaves and it is indigenous to India and grows in many parts of tropical and sub-tropical Africa and South-East Asia. Lemongrass is one of the commercially cultivated aromatic crops in India. Lemongrass oil is distilled from its leaves and flowering tops. The oil has strong lemon like smell due to high % of citral in the oil. This citral smell of oil makes its use in herbal products, detergents, scenting soaps, and insect repellent making, perfumery, cosmetics and beverages. The plants are hardy and grow under a variety of conditions. The most ideal conditions are a warm and humid climate with plenty of sunshine and rainfall of 250-280 cm per annum, uniformly distributed. Regarding the soil, it can be grown from poor soils, in the hill slopes. Soil pH ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 is ideal. As it has good soil binding nature, they can be grown as vegetative cover over naked eroded slopes.
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