A plant baby for the tea and soup connoisseurs and also who enjoy a herbal addition to their home – Lemongrass. Of Sri Lankan and Indian origin, this amazing herb is a favorite of many plant enthusiasts as they get beauty with the qualities of being edible!
These grassy bright green plants grow in clusters and give off a fresh earthen whiff that will make your day. It has many health benefits as well. These plants are easy to maintain and grow without hassle. They are commonly seen even with novice gardeners. Consuming them won’t affect the grass more as they grow just as rapidly. Their grassy foliage gives your interior a great natural addition.
Common name: Lemongrass
Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus
Size: The Lemongrass grows at a rapid rate. It can reach a height of about 2-4 ft.
Toxicity: The plant is edible for humans. However, pets can suffer if ingested accidentally.
Where to keep the plant: A place that gets about 6-8 hours of sunlight.
Lemongrass loves a healthy amount of water supply. Keeping the soil moist is important. Thus water when the soil seems dry. Overwatering must be avoided.
Keep your plant where it gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight as it requires a sunny environment to grow in a healthy manner.
A nutrition-rich soil that retains moisture is ideal for lemongrass. Try adding compost, manure, etc to ensure the soil stays rich. Mulching is advised.
A humid surrounding is just as dear to the plant as the sun. It enjoys moisture-rich air and thrives in it. Be careful not to keep it in a really cold environment. Warm and humid is the best combination.
Lemongrass feeds on nitrogen more than any other component. Using slow feeding nitrogen-based fertilizer pellets or liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season can do wonders for your little plant.
The roots of these clustered grassy plants are entangled in a bulb-like structure that has the ability to divide and grow. Dividing a decent cluster and repotting them can make new plants go from it real quick. Multiplying these bad boys is super easy. They can even be grown from seeds. They germinate without much effort in warm moist soil.