Lemongrass Far Eastern: useful properties and peculiarities of cultivation
If you want to ennoble and beautifully landscapedyour garden or cottage area, it is worth to look at the Schizandra Chinese (Far Eastern) - deciduous liana, characterized by a gentle "lemon" flavor. His curly stems gracefully weave pillars, trunks, branches of trees growing in the trees. Leaves of lemongrass on pink or red petioles have a light green color and reach a length of 20 cm. Blossom liana in the last decade of May with small white (or pinkish) flowers, similar to bells.
Lemongrass is Far Eastern. Useful properties of the plant
This plant is endowed with a whole set of usefulsubstances: ascorbic, malic and citric acids, tannins, essential oils, as well as a large number of vitamins, including C and E. Since ancient times, the peoples of the Far East knew the medicinal properties of magnolia vine - its stems and leaves were steamed and brewed into tea. This drink had an excellent tonic effect. Juicy, acidic berries with a resinous taste were also used as a powerful medicine that stimulates the nervous system. Schizophrenia Far Eastern and to this day is used for depression, asthenic state, lethargy, fatigue, drowsiness and hypotension.
Lemongrass Far Eastern: cultivation
For this, it is desirable to select a bright,a calm place. Schizandra prefers fertile, loose soil, not waterlogged, but with sufficient moisture. Adult lemongrass is quite unpretentious, does not require special care and shelter for the winter in the mid-Russian region. They are practically not affected by pests, and they are almost not exposed to diseases. Young lemongrass is usually planted along the fence, maintaining a distance of 1.5-2 m. For seedlings, prepare a pit about 40 cm deep, put a drainage (of broken brick) on top of it and a fertile substrate on top. Seeds of lemongrass are placed in a pit, sprinkled with soil and watered. When planting, it is necessary to immediately provide the liana with a support, which it will entwine. Feed the plant three times a season: in the early spring, they fertilize with ashes, before flowering - with potassium salt, urea and double superphosphate, and after harvesting - superphosphate.