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Lemongrass Cymbopogon spp.

How to sow lemongrass: Direct seed or transplant seedlings

Sun requirement for lemongrass: Plant in Full Sun

Lemongrass has been planted 11 times by Growstuff members.

Lemongrass is a grass-like plant with long thin leaves and stalks with bulbous bases. It is used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisines and as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be used fresh or dried and powdered. It is often used in teas, soups, and curries, and to season poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It's oil has anti-fungal properties and is used as a pesticide and preservative.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

51 weeks after planting

Height

100cm

Spread

140cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

lemon

Photos

Lemongrass crops

Lemongrass plantings

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How to grow lemongrass

Grown for: stem (1)

Scientific names

Cymbopogon spp.

Alternate names

barbed wire grass
silky heads
citronella grass
fever grass

Lemongrass harvests

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