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+.

Lemongrass 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, 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?
Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, Allelopathy

Planting season:
All year (in colder areas better not in the winter)

Pests and diseases:
Spider Mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower:
Flower color is white, feathery flowers grow on stem in panicle inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Wind

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Stolons

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
All year

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Same treatment as fully grown plant, plus more water

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

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

Scientific name:

Cymbopogon

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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