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 Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Good
Heat Tolerance Very Good
Humidity Tolerance Excellent
Sun Tolerance Very Good
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair
Shade Tolerance Fair
No Spray Excellent
Salt Tolerance Fair
Fresh for Kids Excellent
Deer Resistance Very Good
Thorns No
Soil Type Adaptable
Edible Type Leaf
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

Sorry, but at the current time we do not have a care guide for Lemongrass.

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