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Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass) Herb Plant

  • Buy Cymbopogon citratus 'Lemon Grass' | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Lemon Grass(Cymbopogon citratus) Herb in 1 litre Pot

This interesting herb has a wonderful lemon aroma and is used extensively in Eastern cooking.

Prefers well drained soil in full sun. It is not hardy keep the plants in a frost-free environment in winter where temperatures do not fall below 8°C -. Best grown in a container, so it can be moved into a sheltered position over winter it makes an excellent conservatory plant, where it will produce long lance shaped leaves, looking very like grass. It does not produce flowers. 

Herb Usage

A must have for Thai cuisine Stems are cut at root level and the lower 7-10 cm are used as a fresh herb. Lemongrass is also used as an essential oil in aromatherapy and  homeopathic studies show that Cymbopogon citratus possesses various attributes such as anti-amoebic, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antifilarial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The dried leaves can be used in pot-pourri. It can even be used to help repel insects from the patio in summer. citronella is obtained from the leaves of some varieties of lemongrass.  

 

Buy Lemongrass Online

Our Potted Lemongrass herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained and humus rich soil
Flower Colour:
None
Height:
90cm
Spread:
60cm
Latin Name:
Cymbopogon citratus
Hardiness:
RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy

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  1. perfect health plant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2016

    Can not wait to eat it
    Perfect packaging lovely instructions good price
    100% happy gardener



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