Its a perfect plant for growing in ground as you would with ornamental grasses or in containers. Space plants 24 inches apart.
The most useful parts are the leaves.
Lemon grass plant. Plant lemongrass in spring once all chances of frost have passed. Lemongrass is commonly taken orally applied directly to the skin or inhaled as aromatherapy for many different conditions. However if you plan to keep your lemongrass plants in pots indoors you can grow them at any time.
The health benefits of lemongrass melissa officinalis is a lemon scented plant from the same family as mint. Put this pot of lemongrass in a warm sunny spot on a window ledge or out on your patio. Cymbopogon also known as lemongrass barbed wire grass silky heads cochin grass malabar grass oily heads or fever grass is a genus of asian african australian and tropical island plants in the grass family.
Lemongrass likes it hot so grow it in an area with full sun and fertile well drained soil with a ph of 65 to 70. Due to its tropical origins this herb cannot stand frost so should be grown in a container allowing it to be moved indoors after spending summer outdoors in a sunny position. If planting outside wait until the last frost has passed.
Provide this and your lemongrass will grow and multiply quickly. There are the most useful parts. Lemongrass grows with abundance in areas where conditions mimic the tropical habitat of their origin.
The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine. Widely used in oriental cooking for the swollen base of its edible stems lemon grass makes a fountain of gently arching foliage that can eventually reach 15m 5ft. The spring or early summer is the perfect season for starting these plants.
When you plant lemongrass may depend on whether youll be growing it outdoors or inside. Lemongrass is a plant. Some species particularly cymbopogon citratus are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent resembling that of lemons citrus limon.
Growing lemongrass is as simple as taking your rooted plant out of the water and putting it into a pot containing all purpose soil with the crown just below the surface. Plants like lots of heat light and moisture. Lemongrass has been used for a long time to treat anxiety sleep disturbances indigestion and wounds.