Shrub magnolia is translated from Chinese as the fruit of five flavors. The plant is very valuable due to the medicinal properties, the skin is sweet, sour pulp, cooked medicine tastes salty. Lemongrass is a perennial shrub, trudges up to 8 m. Long. The trunk is grayish-brown, young shoots smooth to the touch, even shine, have a delicate aroma of lemon, a smell of lemongrass is full, so it got its name.
It is best to grow lemongrass in the home, can be in the country, in shady areas, seedlings 2-3 years planted in rows at a distance from each other 60-70 cm. Lemongrass is afraid of water, but he does not like dryness. As mentioned above, the plant likes shady places, but the older it gets, the more light it needs. After planting a sapling in the third year, have built a support for vines, as lemongrass begin to produce shoots that begin to curl, and if at this moment does not provide the shoots plenty of room for growth, they will curl up into a tube and go down to the ground, and as a result, slow growth. Such a plant can not blossom. Inflorescences lemongrass white, fragrant. From a bunch of flowers formed fruits up to 10 cm. Berry plants have a spherical shape, red, juicy, sour taste with lemon flavor.
The plant is pollinated by beetles, affect the quality of pollination and the weather conditions. If you want more berries, do not be lazy and spend their own pollination, tear off the male flower during the flowering and place in a female for a few minutes, with the stamens and pistil must be tightly pressed against each other.