Evergreen – Never Sheds All of Its Foliage.
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
High Watering – Requires Frequent Watering.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Long slender foliage greyish-green in colour.
Plant lemongrass in spring to mid-summer and start with a purchased plant.
Keep well watered. Don't let the soil dry out.
Fertile, well-drained soil.
It's a typical ingredient in Thai cooking and bug repellent. Lemongrass essential oil is utilized in aromatherapy to renew the air, lessen pressure, and inspire the mind-set. Lemongrass is likewise utilized as a solution for insomnia, pain, and boost the immune system.
|Interesting planting ideas||
Cilantro, basil, thyme, mint, lemon verbena, echinacea and marigolds are great companion plants. All of these have culinary and medicinal properties. Also, lemongrass makes an attractive ground cover.
Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection.
Start with fresh lemongrass with the whole stem. trim any old leaves. Place the stalks in jars of water and change the water often until the roots develop quite long. Plant the established stalks in nutrient-rich soil with the crowns just underneath the surface.
|Pests & Diseases||
Common diseases include blight and rust. Common pests include aphids, whitefly and spider mites.
You can begin harvesting lemongrass as soon as the plant is about 30cm tall.
|When to sow|
Lemongrass has long slender foliage greyish-green in colour. Its an evergreen perennial grass, grown for its fragrant leaves and stalks which are used as a flavouring. It’s a typical ingredient in Thai cooking and bug repellent. Lemongrass essential oil is utilized in aromatherapy to renew the air, lessen pressure, and inspire the mind-set. Lemongrass is likewise utilized as a solution for insomnia, pain, and boost the immune system.
Cymbopogon citratus requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.