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Asked by
Aavellanet on
February 5, 2019
Ft lauderdale fl

Q. How to cure citronella grass fungus

My large, well established row of citronella grass is being decimated by a fungus, I’m told. 1/2 of each plant has died and rotted from the bottom. Can I save these plants?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 5, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

There are many fungicides on the market, and they all work pretty decently. You have your choice there, although having soil sampled and finding out exactly what it is will give you the best method to kill it off.

I like to use a method that kills off infection, while leaving the soil more nutritious and healthy than before the infection. That can't be said for synthetic fungicides. Using dolomitic lime and wettable sulfur in tandem will take care of most infections, unless they are not able to be killed, such as Mosaic Virus. That is a permanent soil issue that can only be gotten around, not killed.

Fortunately diseases like this are plant or genus specific, so they don't tend to infect other types of plants.

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Asked by
nldpell on
April 27, 2019
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

Q. where can I purchase Citronella Grass

I have been searching for a place to buy Citronella Grass. It has been even hard to find information on it. Do you know where i can purchase some??

Answered by
MichiganDot on
April 27, 2019
A.

This is another instance where using the botanical name, Cymbopogon nardus, will take you to the plant you seek. Citronella is the common name of several very different plants, hence, the confusion. It is not hardy in your location which may be another reason why you are having trouble finding it.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/citronella-grass/what-is-citronella-grass.htm

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Asked by
vb5190 on
May 15, 2019
Georgetown, Texas

Q. I am trying to find “Lemon Grass.” Is there another more common name? I can’t find it anywhere.

I understand it is like citronella and good to keep bugs, esp. mosquitos, away.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 15, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I think you may be referring to citronella grass. This is the real citronella plant, as the citronella Geranium is named after.

We do not recommend places to purchase, but you can try Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay. They will often have what you are looking for.

This article will give you more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/citronella-grass/what-is-citronella-grass.htm
If you are referring to the herb, also called Cymbopogon, it is also available online. Here's an article about growing cymbopogon: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

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