Lemongrass growing herb of the genus Cymbopogon and also known as Lemon grass, Lemongrass perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible leaves and stem and also as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves green and sometimes yellowish, size of the leaf can be 1-2 m, the leaves oblong with sharp edges the top pointes and the bottom is hard structure, Cluster of leaves create a hard texture like stem.
Flower color is white, feathery flowers grow on stem in panicle inflorescence, the plant rarely blooming.
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Requirements for Lemongrass growing and care:
Mulch when it’s young, drained soil, humid
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
All year (in colder areas better not in the winter)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Flower color is white, feathery flowers grow on stem in panicle inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Same treatment as fully grown plant, plus more water
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
If cut for the leaves in the base of the leaves if cut for the stems in the near to the ground
Information about leaves:
Leaves green and sometimes yellowish, size of the leaf can be 1-2 m, the leaves oblong with sharp edges the top pointes and the bottom is hard structure
Uses of Lemongrass leaves:
Beverage, Oil, cooked, stir fry