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LEMON GRASS

Shows growing in a pot and in the groundBotanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Description

Lemongrass is one of the most versatile of herbs. It makes a delicious herbal tea, is often used in cooking, as an effective pest repellent and an almost impenetrable weed barrier. Tie the outer leaves in a loop and cook with food to impart flavour. Be sure to remove before serving. Incredibly fast to become established and drought tolerant.

Other Names: Lemongrass
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

 

Customer Comments on Lemon Grass

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Lemon Grass Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Lemon Grass

Grows like a weed in warm, moist conditions. Divide clumps to refresh plants and clean up dead leaves. Low maintenance herb. Nice lemony flavour. Add to Asian cooking and makes a refreshing tea. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 04-Feb-2006

Lemon Grass

In hot conditions this plant flourishes. Place in boiling water to infuse the taste then place in your fridge for a great tasting cold drink in the summer. Or you can drink it hot as a herbal tea. | Correy - Woolloongabba, QLD 07-Jun-2006

Lemon Grass

Do not over water this plant because it will grow to big and make sure you keep it trimed | John Smith - Cairns, QLD 09-May-2007

Lemon Grass

Make sure you plant the grass in a place where your pet dogs or chooks cant chew or pick on. Thats how mine dissappeared! | Ceilidh O'sullivan - Bundaberg, QLD 28-Apr-2008

Lemon Grass

Slice finely and add to burger pattie for tasty a twist | Rebecca Stark - Kaleen, ACT 11-Aug-2008

Lemon Grass

Infuse with ginger for refreshing drink in summer and good for the digestion...and skin. Great when steaming asparagus...just put a few slices on top of asparagus in steamer. | Barbara Gibbs - Picnic Bay, QLD 23-Nov-2008

Lemon Grass

Great to stuff fish just gut fish and pick several leaves and rap up in a bunch and stuff in the stomach cavity | Peter Bloomfield - Port Pirie , SA 29-Dec-2008

Lemon Grass

A great plant to have near your compost bin, water well in summer and slash it to feed the compost bin, it grows back very quickly. plant a few next to the chook pen too, they love it. | Louise Bambrick - Brisbane, QLD 03-Feb-2009

Lemon Grass

My friend´s lemongrass flourished in partial shade and mine in a sunny window. Great pot plant. If your plant runs to seed, gather and spread in a tall or bowl pot. In less than a year you get an elegant fountaining piece for indoors or out! | Diane - Seven Hills, NSW 27-Mar-2010

Lemon Grass

Eat it with pizza fun loving | Yygygfdw - Rewg, ERGWE 29-Nov-2010

Lemon Grass

To get the real taste and flavor of Lemon grass use the bottom portion of the plant, which forms like a bulb, slightly chop and add to your tea infusing water, beverages, culinary preparation, also remarkable as a mosquito repellent.I am a grower of LG | Naheer Taip - Sri Lanka , CEO 04-Jun-2012

Lemon Grass

Freeze well,partially defrost and put straight into what you are cooking or marinade | Lai - Wagga Wagga, AU-NS 27-Dec-2012
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Lemon Grass 10/10

Kloe's Edible Fruits
Update: 2428 days 2hrs

Comments: - No maintenance plant which needs regular watering (I have mine in a water well pot).  Regular harvesting will mean you can supply everyone you know with lemongrass, and still have loads left over.  Freeze or dry stalks for cooking; dry leaves for tea.  Mulch well.

Planted: 2010

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pest Control: No pests yet...  Watch out for slugs/snails in the winter.


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Lemon Grass (Cutting) 9/10

Treetopsdreaming's Edible Fruits
Update: 1647 days 15hrs

Comments: -

This edible plant is very hardy and has been longlived (5 years and counting)!


Please visit our website at www.treetopsdreaming.com.au to learn about our family's slow journey towards a more self sufficient, sustainable and creative lifestyle, Enjoy!

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 2985 days 6hrs

Comments: -

reliable. frost burns tops but reshoots with vigour in spring


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Lemon Grass (Cutting) 8/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2082 days 2hrs

Comments: - Great in stirfrys

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 8

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Suburbiagirl1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2967 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I grow lemon grass as a hedge and clip it right back each winter/spring.


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Lemon Grass (Seedling) 10/10

KateGreen1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2780 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This lemon grass is just delicious. We do alot of Thai cooking and it is an essential ingredient. Very easy to grow, thrives on neglect. The picture was taken after I had cut a whole heap out for friends. It is a prolific bearer.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Nothing needed

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I am just cutting stalks off tat ground level to use them. Is this what I am supposed to be doing?? 


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Lemon Grass (Seedling) 8/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1856 days 8hrs

Comments: -

My mother had 3 huge clumps of these lemon grass so I divided one and took a clump to my new place. They are currently going in the ground, I am not too sure how well they do in the new location but finger cross.

They produce a lovely smell when you brush up against them and I love using them in soups and grill dishes.

Update: I saw a small punnet of these seedlings for sale a year ago. I put them in my garden and now they are a meter tall with about 30-40 stalks in the bush.

Planted: 2011

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 30

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update:  

Comments: - Bulldozed in the name of progess.


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Lemon Grass (Seedling) 9/10

TS's Edible Fruits
Update: 2967 days 4hrs

Comments: -

grows extremely well - it is in a garden bed with other herbs about 1m from the base of a lemon tree. The soil is mushroom compost and we have some mulch on top. Needs to be declumped if not harvested frequently.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pest Control:

no need. just de-clump every now and then


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Lemon Grass 9/10

K1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2965 days 23hrs

Comments: -

in pot

happy but very thirsty plant

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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SEPD's Edible Fruits
Update: 2966 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I do not know. Perhaps too small. I purchased a second larger one from a different source - put it into the same place, same pot, same care and it it fine


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Lemon Grass 7/10

BRENDAN1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2357 days 17hrs

Comments: -

great to have growing in garden

pick when needed

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

Pest Control:

no

Organic Status:Organic


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au0rey says... [2540 days 5hrs ago]
Wow your lemon grass grow in the pot? Mine are in the ground and i cannot get them to grow as fat as those in markets...

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Margssubtropical1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2830 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I'm trying to get a really big stand of lemongrass and welcome any hints on how to get it to last well during the winter..like does it need full sun?

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: coffee grinds and dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

I put coffee grinds around the grass and just pick out the snails and earwigs

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass 7/10

Terrastrega's Edible Fruits
Update: 1047 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Just planted a patch in the ground. 

Planted: 2013

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chicken Manure


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Lemon Grass (Cutting)

Speedy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2731 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Cymboponon citratus


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Lemon Grass 8/10

Abhijit's Edible Fruits
Update: 2591 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Grew well over summer. Some frost damage but main plant seems to have survived

Water Given in: Spring


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Lemon Grass (Cutting) 7/10

Getafix's Edible Fruits
Update: 2570 days 23hrs

Comments: -

I'm a big fan of Thai food, so thought i'd add lemongrass to other herbs and spices i'm growing

Planted: 2010

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1974 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Useful in both cooking, and herbal teas (nice with a bit of ginger).  Can use all year around.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Lawn fertilizer

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil required.


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Lemon Grass 6/10

Samoyedjaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 443 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Good for tea.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Question:

Often browns and looks unwell. How should I maintain it?


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Lemon Grass (Cutting)

StaceysGarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 350 days 4hrs

Comments: - Just planted some leftovers I'd bought from woolies! 

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Lemon Grass 9/10

Luong21's Edible Fruits
Update: 346 days 10hrs

Comments: - I have 2 but thinking of growing more. This lemongrass (xa) is growing well in Melbourne, kept growing through winter without any problems.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Lemon Grass (Cutting) 8/10

BFTsUrbanFarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2968 days 22hrs

Comments: -

used as a border, dung up and replanted as needed for kitchen or market days

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2749 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Purchased from Daleys.  Trying to find a good spot.  Might just keep it in a pot

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2300 days 4hrs

Comments: -

The pictures show the difference in only about 6 months! Grows really fast. Love the soft weaping look.


Planted: 2010

Height 1.25 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol, Charlie Carp, chicken poo, worm juice

Pest Control: Nothing seems to bother it



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Sserendipityy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2449 days 23hrs

Comments: -

This was growing wild at work and it smells divine.

Will now find recipes that use this.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass (Seedling) 8/10

Nelly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 927 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Survived oct13 fires and relocation

It never gets watered & sometimes you think you've neglected too much & it just keeps growing. Must plant it out one day.

Well I have planted it out & whooshka

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass 3/10

Jkllee@mac.com's Edible Fruits
Update: 1354 days 2hrs

Planted: 2013


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