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Lemon Graas has a wonderful lemon aroma coming from the leaves and stems and is used extensively in Eastern cooking.
Prefers well drained soil in full sun. Best grown in a container, where it will produce long lance shaped leaves, making an attractive if not large pot plant. The Thai lemon grass Cymbopogon does not produce flowers, however the East Indian lemon grass does and has a much more open habit. Stems are cut at root level and the lower 7 - 10 cm are used as a fresh herb.
East Indian lemon grass is grown from seed, needing a warm place and a thin covering, germination is relatively quick. The small seedlings take a little bit of time to mature but once established grow quickly.