|Common Name||Lemon grass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, gavati chaha, oil grass|
|Maximum Reachable Height||2 to 4 feet|
|Bloom Time||Rarely flowers|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
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.
Lemon Grass care
Although this plant is native to hot and humid areas in Southeast Asia, with proper care, lemongrass can be grown in almost any sunny garden.
|Temperature||40 degrees F|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Lemon Grass special feature
The stalk is used for cooking, and the leaves are used for teas. Lemongrass tea can be calming and soothing stomachs. A popular tea blend is Sleepy Time Tea, which is a mixture of lemongrass, lavender, and German chamomile flowers.
Lemon Grass uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- Lemon Grass is a fragrant herb that is increasingly being used in teas, beverages, herbal medicines, and Eastern-inspired soups, and other dishes
- This grass grows in dense clumps that can grow to 6 ft in height and about 4 ft in width, although it has commonly seen much smaller