Plants ordered today will be shipped in the Spring 2023.

Lemongrass, (Cymbopogon flexuosus) plant, 3-inch-pot, organic

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Grass (Poaceae)

Perennial hardy to zone 9 to 12.  May be grown as an annual, 60 days to harvest

Native to India and SE Asia, often grown as an indoor plant or summer annual in the temperate north.  Does well in pots.  The fresh stalks and blades are used extensively in asian cooking and certainly lend a characteristic flavor.  Premier soup additive, especially with galangal and coconut milk (yum).  Thom Kha Kai.  Plant prefers full sun and fast-draining soil.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    shelahwilt

    If I have lemongrass in a jumbo pot outside, what should I do to protect it for the winter months? South central PA

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi! Outdoor lemongrass doesn’t withstand much frost, so usually the technique is to take cuttings and bring them indoors, overwinter on a windowsill, then repot outdoors in the spring. richo

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    • shelahwilt

      Oh, good to know! Could you instruct me on taking cuttings from my current lemongrass plants?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      cut back to 6 inches and twist larger bulbous shoots out with a little root attached, put in a jar of water to root or pot up. r

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      i see that some herbalists are using the root but i was taught to use the aerial parts, dried. should be purplish-green. if you use the roots then. . . you no longer have the plant. richo

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    • Jennifer Pal

      My husband is from Cambodia, we live in Minnesota, we planted lemongrass in our yard last spring, and surprisengly, I have new growth by itself this summer. Also, cambodians grind lemongrass, galangal, garlic and turmeric into a paste they rub on beef to grill, make beef sour soup adding tamarind powder, and a beef stirfry with that paste combination.

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    • Jennifer Pal

      Just a clarification, last spring meant a year ago, then it went through a winter, then this spring and summer yielded new lemongrass without new plantings, my husband said if they were planted deep enough it could return and that is what happened here in zone 4

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