Herb Lemongrass in Landscape

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus

Our instant tea plant at the nursery; just a few blades in a cup of hot water. Try sweetening with honey. A tropical ornamental grass. Will grow well anywhere indoors. Used in many Thai recipes and is the source for citral, the essential oil responsible for citronella's lemony scent. Thai women crinkle up a handful and put in in their bath water to prevent wrinkles! An ornamental clumping grass space a 4' circle Zones 9-10 and can be grown as a outside annual in the north.

Lemongrass Transplanted
Transplanted Lemongrass in front of Elderberry

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceExcellent
Disease ResistanceExcellent
Drought ToleranceGood
Heat ToleranceVery Good
Humidity ToleranceExcellent
Sun ToleranceVery Good
Wet Soil ToleranceFair
Shade ToleranceFair
No SprayExcellent
Salt ToleranceFair
Fresh for KidsExcellent
Deer ResistanceVery Good
ThornsNo
Soil TypeAdaptable
Edible TypeLeaf
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

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