PALMAROSA CYMBOPOGON MARTINII INDIAN GERANIUM GINGERGRASS ROSHA GRASS PALM ROSE PARMROSA HERB SEEDS $1.50

SMELLS SWEET AND ROSE LIKE! EASY TO GROW! PALMAROSA IS A SPECIES OF GRASS IN THE GENUS CYMBOPOGON (LEMONGRASSES) THAT IS BEST KNOWN AS PALM ROSE.

Used primarily for essential oils, it has many uses around the home and garden. It is an effective insect repellent and also protects against nematodes in the soil. It’s sent is often added to soaps and cosmetics. It is also used for perfumes and repels mosquitoes! It is a powerful antifungal that will fight black mould and other soil diseases.

Wikepedia says: Palmarosa oil is an antifungal that fights against Aspergillus niger (commonly known as black mold), Chaetomium globosum (also known as moldy soil), and Penicillium funiculosum, which is a plant pathogen.[3]

C. martinii grows fairly tall, ranging from 1.3 to 3 m (4 ft 3 in to 9 ft 10 in) in height with a pale green colour and a strong thin stem. This crop grows slowly, taking three months to flower; once it has flowered, it can be harvested.

Palmarosa is wildly grown in wetlands in provinces of India and Nepal.[11] The Palmarosa oil is extracted from the stem of the grass by distillation of dried leaves.[12] Once the stems and leaves have been distilled for two to three hours, to separate the oil from the palmarose, then the leftover distilled grass is turned into organic matter and becomes manure or is composted.[13]

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun with sandy, well-drained soil. Tropical plant which grows well in humid conditions of the Tropics and Subtropics of Australia.

2 days before planting, overwhelm the soil with water to increase soil moisture above 60% for planting the seeds and increasing germination rates.

Irrigation is most important for the first 40 days. It is also recommended to flood the soil monthly to maintain a high moisture level in the soil once established

Frost tender.

Sow
The seed should be placed in a well-draining potting mix at the depth of the seed.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
2-8 days at 15-25°C

Maturity
A perennial grass to 1.2m, with seed heads to 3m.

 

Image Cymbopogon martinii – Palmarosa grass at full Flower blooming stage. This photo at Sesha farms www.sfpalmarosaoil.com during the month of December.

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