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Lemon Grass

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Description

Lemon Grass is a fragrant herb which is increasingly being used in teas, beverages, herbal medicines.

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.

This grass grows in dense clumps that can grow to 6 ft in height and about 4 ft in width, although it commonly has seen much smaller. Leaves are strap-like, 1.3 to 2.5 cm wide, to 3 ft long, and have gracefully drooping tips.

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Description

Common Name Lemon grass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, gavati chaha, oil grass
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 4 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
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.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
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

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • 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

 

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