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Lemongrass - Live Plant

Lemongrass - Live Plant

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Description

Spice up your garden and your culinary adventures with our Lemongrass Live Plant. This botanical superstar can be your personal gateway to fresh and feisty flavors, all wrapped up in a package that's as low-maintenance as it is visually stunning.

This easy-to-care-for plant is perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners. It thrives in various climates and can be grown in pots or in the ground.  With its slender, graceful stalks and fragrant leaves, lemongrass is not only functional but also visually appealing. It can be a lovely addition to your garden or kitchen. It is available in a 3.5” pot, ready to give aesthetically appealing flowers during the late summer or early fall. 

What key elements are required to establish optimal conditions for growing Lemongrass successfully?

To thrive, Lemongrass requires attention to water, light, and soil. Upon receiving your plant, aim to position it in full sun sunlight.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Lemongrass grows best in well-drained, sandy soil.

Understanding the potential size of Lemongrass is crucial. It's advised to space them 12-24 inches apart, as they can reach up to 24-48 inches in height and 24-36 inches in diameter.

While Lemongrass usually blooms summer to fall, it's worth noting that flowering might be delayed until the second year, depending on when it's planted.

How can I use with Lemongrass?

Traditionally, tea, infusion has been crafted from the leaves of the plant, showcasing the various advantages linked to Lemongrass.

So why wait? Grab your Lemongrass Live Plant today and give your garden a delicious, aromatic twist that's as easy to care for as it is to admire.

About Lemongrass

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a versatile aromatic plant that stands tall as slender grass with long, green, and blade-like leaves. It's often recognized by its distinct lemony fragrance, which is derived from essential oils found in the leaves and stems. Its elegant foliage and bright, grassy look make it a practical and beautiful choice for gardeners.

Lemongrass is well-known for its many culinary and health uses. Its zesty, lemon-like flavor makes its leaves and stalks highly valued in the kitchen, where they are frequently used as a component in Asian, Thai, and Caribbean recipes. Soups, curries, stir-fries, and teas all benefit from the zesty scent and flavor that lemongrass adds to food. It contains essential oils that soothe upset stomachs, lower fevers, and enhance general health because of their possible anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial qualities.

How to Use Lemongrass

  • Tincture: Dried or fresh lemongrass leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried lemongrass leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Lemongrass leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a soothing salve.
  • Vinegar infusion: Fresh or dried lemongrass leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a lemon grass vinegar infusion.

Lemongrass - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lemongrass an annual or perennial plant?

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a perennial plant. With proper care and maintenance, lemongrass can thrive and produce its aromatic leaves and stalks year after year. It's important to note that in colder climates where freezing temperatures are common, lemongrass may not survive the winter outdoors.

 

How much space should be needed to grow Lemongrass?

If you are growing lemongrass in containers, select a pot or container that is at least 12 to 16 inches in diameter and 12 to 16 inches deep for each plant. It is also necessary to ensure that the pot has sufficient holes to prevent water logging. On the other hand, if you are planting lemongrass directly in the ground, space the individual plants about 3 to 4 feet apart to allow them to have enough room to spread out as they grow.

 

What zone does Lemongrass grow in?

It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 9 and 10, where the climate is warm and frost-free. In areas with lower temperatures, lemongrass is frequently cultivated as an annual or in pots that can be brought indoors for the winter.

 

When should I harvest Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is typically ready for harvest when the individual stalks are at least 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) in diameter. The stalks should be firm and not too woody. It's preferable to hold off until they are sufficiently thick to taste strongly of lemon.

 

Does Lemongrass flower or fruit?

When lemongrass plants are allowed to grow undisturbed for an extended period, they may produce small flowers on tall stalks, but it doesn’t produce any notable fruits. 

 

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