Crop Detail

Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, is a perennial grass in the family Poaceae grown for its fragrant leaves and stalks which are used as a flavoring. The grass grows in dense clumps and has several stiff stems and slender blade-like leaves which droop towards the tips. The leaves are blue-green in color, turning red in the Fall and emit a strong lemon fragrance when damaged. Lemongrass produces large compound flowers on spikes when grown in the tropics, but rarely flowers when grown in more Northern latitudes. Lemon grass can reach a height of 1.8 m (6 ft) and will grow for several years, typically its economical lifespan is 4 years. Lemongrass may also be referred to as ginger grass or citronella grass and likely originates from Sri Lanka or Malaysia although a wild form of the plant is not known.

Major/Minor Minor
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Medicinal Plants
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
aphids grass hoppers mealy bugs spider mites. white flies Caterpillars Ants snails and slug
Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) purslane (Portulaca oleracea) pigweed (Amaranthus spp.) lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) bindweed (Convolvulus spp.) morning glory (Ipomoea spp.) Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense)
Fungal Diseases
Rust (Puccinia nakanishikii) Leaf Spot (Cercospora spp.) Rhizome Rot (Pythium spp.) Bacterial Leaf Blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis) Red Rot (Colletotrichum falcatum) Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe spp.) Downy Mildew (Peronospora spp.) Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium spp.)
Roots wilting and yellowing defoliation and reduced vigor stunted growth

Lemon grass Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Cochin Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) .
East Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) .
West Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) .
Citronella Lemongrass (Cymbopogon nardus) .
African Lemongrass (Cymbopogon afronardus) .
Krishna Lemongrass (Cymbopogon martinii) .
Oily Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) .
. L:emon Grass 1-1.5 kilograms of seeds per acre
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Lemon grass Districts Wise Calendar

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