Lemon Grass or Cymbopogon citratus

15.00 د.إ

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a tropical herb known for its lemony flavor and fragrance. It’s widely used in culinary dishes, herbal teas, and medicinal preparations. Here’s some information about growing and caring for lemongrass:

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Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a tropical herb known for its lemony flavor and fragrance. It’s widely used in culinary dishes, herbal teas, and medicinal preparations. Here’s some information about growing and caring for lemongrass:

  1. Growing Conditions: Lemon grass thrives in warm, humid climates and prefers full sun. It can be grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 9-11 or indoors in pots. Lemongrass requires well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. It’s a perennial grass that can grow up to 3-6 feet tall.
  2. Propagation: Lemongrass is typically propagated from divisions or stalks. You can purchase lemongrass stalks from grocery stores or Asian markets and root them in water or moist soil. Once roots develop, the stalks can be transplanted into the garden or larger containers.
  3. Planting: Plant lemongrass stalks about 12-24 inches apart in the garden or in spacious containers. Bury the stalks horizontally in the soil with the tops exposed. Water the plants thoroughly after planting to help establish the roots.
  4. Care: Lemongrass requires regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize lemongrass plants with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to promote healthy growth. Remove any dead or damaged leaves as needed to keep the plants tidy.
  5. Harvesting: Lemongrass leaves can be harvested as needed once the plants are well-established. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the leaves at the base of the stalks. The lower portion of the stalks can be used in cooking or herbal teas, while the upper portions are often discarded.
  6. Uses: Lemongrass is a versatile herb used in a variety of culinary dishes, including soups, curries, stir-fries, and marinades. It adds a bright, citrusy flavor to dishes and pairs well with other herbs and spices. Lemongrass is also used to make herbal teas, essential oils, and medicinal preparations for its calming and digestive properties.

By providing lemongrass plants with the right growing conditions and care, you can enjoy a steady supply of fresh leaves to enhance your culinary creations and herbal remedies.

Note:Flowering plants only blossom naturally in their respective seasons. Fruit-bearing plants only produce fruits naturally during their growing seasons. All plants sold are naturally vary in colors/sizes from the exact images illustrated above.)

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Sizes

40 – 60cm

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