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Lemon Grass in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cymbopogon citratus

 

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisines and also as medicinal herb in India. It produces makes a fountain of gently arching foliage that can eventually reach 1.5m. Due to its tropical origins, this herb cannot stand frost, so should be grown in a container allowing it to be moved indoors after spending summer outdoors in a sunny position.

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plant Features
  • Lemon Grass likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Lemon Grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Lemon Grass is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Lemon Grass likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Lemon Grass

Latin name

Cymbopogon citratus

type

Grass

family

Poaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lemon Grass likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Lemon Grass is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Lemon Grass likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lemon Grass likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lemon Grass is 0.55meters x 1.50meters 0.55 M 1.50 M

Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisines and also as medicinal herb in India. It produces makes a fountain of gently arching foliage that can eventually reach 1.5m. Due to its tropical origins, this herb cannot stand frost, so should be grown in a container allowing it to be moved indoors after spending summer outdoors in a sunny position.


Planting in containers

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In temperate climates, plant in a container and place plants in a sunny, sheltered position over summer and keep well watered. Move plants back indoors in late summer, putting it in a bright, cool position and reduce watering, keeping the compost just moist. A minimum winter temperature of 5C is ideal. Plants can also be raised from stems bought in shops. In spring or summer, place lengths of stem into small pots, put in sunny position and water. Roots should appear quickly from the base. When roots appear through the drainage holes at the bottom of pots move into a slightly larger container.

 
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