Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus

Lemon Grass being used as a hedging plant along a laneway at the epicurious garden in southbank brisbane

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. The fleshy, purple part of the stem is used in curry pastes and can be ground into a paste and added to marinades and sauces to impart a fresh, lemony flavour.
Other Names: Lemongrass

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Specifications of Lemon Grass

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

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 Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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

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Lemon Grass Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 3y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

Great for asian cooking.

★★★★ 4y ago


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

★★★ 5y ago

BEAUMONT, NSW, Australia

Good for tea.

★★★★★ 5y ago


refreshing for tea and gret in Asian meals

8y ago

Wagga Wagga, AU-NS

Lemon Grass

Freeze well,partially defrost and put straight into what you are cooking or marinade

Naheer Taip
9y ago

Sri Lanka , CEO

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

★★★★ 9y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Great in stirfrys

★★★★ 10y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

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 br...

★★★ 10y ago

Athelstone, SA, Australia

great to have growing in gardenpick when needed

★★★★ 10y ago


Survived oct13 fires and relocationIt 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

★★★★★ 10y ago

Adelaide, SA

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...

10y ago


Lemon Grass

Eat it with pizza fun loving

★★★ 11y ago

New Lambton, NSW, Australia

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

★★★★ 11y ago

Holsworthy, NSW, Australia

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

11y ago

Seven Hills, NSW, Australia

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!

★★★★★ 11y ago

South Windsor, NSW, Australia

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.

★★★ 11y ago


Just planted a patch in the ground. 

★★★ 11y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

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

★★★★ 12y ago

Auchenflower, QLD, Australia

in pot happy but very thirsty plant

★★★★ 12y ago

Kealba, VIC, Australia

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.

★★★★ 12y ago

Shelley, WA, Australia

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

Louise Bambrick
12y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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.

Peter Bloomfield
12y ago

Port Pirie , SA, Australia

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

Barbara Gibbs
12y ago

Picnic Bay, QLD, Australia, Australia

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.

Rebecca Stark
13y ago

Kaleen, ACT

Lemon Grass

Slice finely and add to burger pattie for tasty a twist

Ceilidh O'sullivan
13y ago

Bundaberg, QLD, Australia

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!

John Smith
14y ago

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Lemon Grass

Do not over water this plant because it will grow to big and make sure you keep it trimed

15y ago

Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

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.

David White
15y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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.

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