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ZONE: 8 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 4'H x 6'S
POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot-Cannot Ship to CA

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Lemongrass Plants

Cymbopogon citratus


The lemon grass plant is a culinary herb native of West India, and is widely used in Asian, Caribbean and Mexican cuisine. Known for its light, lemony flavor, it adds the same fruity citrus taste as an actual lemon, without any bitter consequences. Tastes great in teas or makes a good seasoning for stir frys and fish! Lemon Grass can seem intimidating, as it is a little tricky to dissect for preparation. For some help, see our blog on Preparing Lemongrass!

A valuable medicinal addition to your garden, lemon grass plants grow easily and contains anti-fungal and antispasmodic properties that make it a great cure for muscle spasms, cramps, arthritis, and gas. Chocked full of beta-carotene, a potent natural antioxidant, Lemongrass boosts the immune system, improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure, and may help prevent some types of cancer, including colon cancer.

This lemony scented aromatic herb has thicker leaves than its East Indian cousin and is fantastic for keeping mosquitoes and other biting insects away, as its essential oil is Citronella. Grow plenty around your pool, patio or favorite outdoor area to stay bug free during the summer! Lemon Grass plants grow well in the ground or indoors in a pot or container.


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Zones: 8 - 11

Size for Sale: 4'H x 6'S

Light: Full Sun

Lemongrass Plant Uses: Lemongrass has a light, lemony taste that compliments meals requiring a lemon flavor, without the acidic or bitter after taste. The lemon grass plant also has anti-fungal and antispasmodic properties that lend many uses as a medicinal herb. The natural chemicals in this herbaceous grass also deter mosquitoes.

Tips: Grow in a pot or container in a sunny spot indoors and enjoy this delicious herb all season long! The inner, white part of the stalk is best for seasoning delicate dishes, while the tougher outer green half is best used in recipes like soups and stews. Lemongrass grows quickly and can also be easily divided at the root ball to encourage healthier growth.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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lemongrass June 5, 2015
Reviewer: judith avaritt from hendersonville, TN United States  
i have my 3 in different pots.  dodthey need full sun and some shade.  would putting them in the ground would make them grow quicker and fuller.  thanks

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Amazing! May 16, 2014
Reviewer: Katharine from Altamonte Springs, FL United States  
Plants arrived in beautiful shape and took right to my yard. They've doubled in size in less than two weeks and are so healthy and no maintenance.

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satisfied October 30, 2012
Reviewer: Garol Polek from Sandy Springs, GA United States  
When my herbs arrived the only one that appeared to be rather pathetic was the lemongrass.  2 sprigs seemed rather sparse..decided to give patience a try and wow by the end of summer I now have a plant that is better than 3 feet accross. My plot has been overtaken, I guess that I will have to transplant.

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Delightful lemon flavor for food and drinks! October 30, 2012
Reviewer: Laura Lafata from Miami Beach, FL United States  
I've been a lover of lemongrass for years and tried my hand at growing it here in Southern Florida for the first time.  The lemongrass seedling was planted and within a few months, a large, healthy bush was my reward.

I use lemongrass in Asian cooking and cocktails and have even included it in pasta!  When harvesting lemongrass, use a sharp knife and cut the largest, fattest stalk as close to the base as possible as the tender white part is the part used in cooking, the stalk and leaves may be used for tea.  Also, the leaves can cut your arms, so wear a long sleeve shirt when harvesting.

Take off the first husky layers of the lemongrass and then cut finely or pound the tender white part and use in marinades, pork meatballs, stir fries.  I use lemongrass in conjunction with kaffir lime, ginger and Thai basil.

The stalks I use to make lemongrass ginger sugar syrup to be used in cocktails, iced tea and smoothies!

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So many benefits May 16, 2011
Reviewer: Jason Baker from Fayetteville, NC United States  
I bought Lemon Grass for its ability to repel mosquitoes and other bugs as well as smelling wonderful.  Unfortunately I didn't find out until late in the season that it makes a wonderful tea!  I have also read that it has amazing health benefits and may even fight cancer.  What a wonderful and beautiful bush this is!

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