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Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass) Herb Plant

£6.50
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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

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.

 

Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site 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
Culinary Asian
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ornamental
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5
    Lemon Grass

    Posted by Cameron Malton on 22nd Jun 2021

    Good quality plants well packed

  • 3
    Healthy plant

    Posted by Alison Tierney on 2nd Sep 2020

    delivery arrived quickly and plant looks healthy

  • 5
    perfect health plant

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2016

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