This tropical perennial grass, native to Asia, offers attractive stems, varying from yellow to red and growing to 4m in height.
Sugarcane is a hardy, clumping plant that enjoys a warm location, in full sun to part shade. It requires little to no maintenance.
The canes can be harvested and made into syrup by cleaning, chopping and boiling them in water. After about two hours, the water should be the same flavour as the raw sugar cane and the sugar cane will be light brown in colour. Pour the water through a strainer into a smaller pot to get rid of the sugar cane lumps and re-boil the sugar water until it becomes a thick syrup. Pour into a jar and allow to cool before storing in a cool, dry place.