Sugar Cane

Scientific Name: 
Saccharum officinalis
Family Name: 
Poaceae
Place of Origin: 
South Asia
Plant Description: 
Sugar cane is a tropical grass that forms lateral shoots at the base to produce multiple stems, usually 3-4 meters high. The cane stalk forms from the stems.
Plant Height: 
2-4 meters
Plant Width: 
0.5-2m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Fuel
Harvest Period: 
Between June and December
Of Interest: 
Sugar cane can be cut and used as a mulch, and it also makes a great windbreak in a vege garden. You can munch on it to enjoy the juice (not as fulfilling as it sounds!), process it to get refined sugar and byproducts can also be used at biofuel.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Grass
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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