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(Aloysia triphylla syn. Lippia citriodora)
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PROPAGATION: By soft tip cuttings. Perennial.
NEEDS: Pot plant in the north. Requires diffused light. Do not allow to dry out completely. Tends to shed its leaves when brought inside for the winter.

Leaves used to make tea. Used as a fixative in potpourri and as a fragrance in soap.

©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH