Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
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
Suitability in Pots
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Customer Comments on 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
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
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
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
Slice finely and add to burger pattie for tasty a twist | Rebecca Stark - Kaleen, ACT 11-Aug-2008
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
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
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
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
Eat it with pizza fun loving | Yygygfdw - Rewg, ERGWE 29-Nov-2010
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
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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