In the tropics and sub tropics, this sturdy, clumping grass, makes an almost impenetrable, and certainly fragrant, edge to garden beds. In temperate areas, it grows well in pots that can be moved around to suit the warmest, frost free and most humid parts of the garden. 

To harvest cut the stems at the base just above the soil. Save the leaves for a refreshing tea rich in vitamin A, which is reputed to fight fungal and bacterial infections, or tie them in a knot and throw them in with the cooking water to flavour rice or vegetables. Highly aromatic and versatile, decorative edible grass.