Saccharum officinarum, is a large tufted perennial grass that is probably native to Southeast Asia. It can grow to 15-20′ tall in it’s native environment, but to 5-8′ tall more commonly when grown indoors. Stems contain a sweet juice that may be extracted for production of sugar or molasses.

Zone 9 – 10
Sunlight – Full Sun.
Growth rate – Fast.
Drought tolerance – Moderate.
Harvest time – Anytime.
Years to bear fruit – N/A
Evergreen or Deciduous – Evergreen.
Chill hours – None

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