Lemon Grass - Plant
Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family. Some species, are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that of lemons.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Cymbopogon citratus||Yellow||Rarely flowers||2.00 to 4.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
lthough this plant is native to hot and humid areas in Southeast Asia, with proper care, lemongrass can be grown in almost any sunny garden.
|Full sun, Partial sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||40 to 60 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- You can harvest your lemongrass anytime during the growing season. Choose stalks that are at least half an inch thick and cut them at ground level with a sharp, clean knife.
Special features: The stalk is used for cooking, and the leaves are used for teas. Lemongrass tea can be calming and soothe stomachs. A popular tea blend is â€œSleepy Time Tea,â€ which is a mixture of lemongrass, lavender and German chamomile flowers.
Culinary use: Use lemongrass in marinades, stir-fries, salads, spice rubs, and curry pastes.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.