Lemongrass - 1 Gal.


Cymbopogon citratus

Once you grow this herb, you'll wonder how your cooking lived without it! Loaded with a strong lemon flavor prized by Thais, lemongrass is used extensively in teas, soups and stews. Easy to grow, it multiplies rapidly and is perfect for growing in a container indoors on a sunny windowsill. Be forewarned: your cat will love lemongrass as much as you will! Thai cooks use the top of the grass in tea, soups, and stews for a strong lemon aroma. Be sure to remove before serving because the grass is like sharp sticks. To harvest, cut off the top third of the green, fibrous, sharp stems, and remove the outer layers. It is the “inner” bulb that is the main part used in cooking. Annual.

Interesting Notes

Lemongrass should be planted in the garden, in outdoor containers, or on a sunny windowsill in winter. Lemongrass roots very quickly and repotting often encourages it to multiply rapidly. Lemongrass is not really grown as an ornamental grass, and be forewarned: cats love to eat the leaves!

Plant Details

Zone: 8 - 10

Mature Size: 3-4ft High x 12-15in Wide

Growing Tips

Grow in rich, loamy or sandy well-drained soil in sun, shade, or partial shade. Lemongrass is very easy to overwinter in a pot inside, and must be brought in to avoid frost. Dig and divide it in the fall to pot up for wintering indoors. Water well and often, more often if grown in containers.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade

Availability and quality confirmed as of Friday, May 24 2019

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

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