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Light: Prefers full to partial sun
Temperature: Hardiness Zones 9-11
Watering: Like most herbs, it doesn't need excessive watering. Water adequately when needed.
Soil: Not terribly picky about its soil as long as it drains well. Grows really well in a container!
Comments: Perennial in zones 9-11, this heat-loving tropical grass may be an annual in most areas, but it's well worth growing!
The lemongrass plant is a culinary herb native of East India, and is widely used in Asian, Caribbean and Mexican cuisine. Known for its light, lemony flavor, it adds the same fruity citrus taste as an actual lemon, without any bitter consequences. Tastes great in teas or makes a good seasoning for stir frys and fish! Lemon Grass can seem intimidating, as it is a little tricky to dissect for preparation. For some help, see our blog on Preparing Lemongrass!
Fantastic for keeping mosquitoes and other biting insects away, as its essential oil is Citronella. Grow plenty around your pool, patio or favorite outdoor area to stay bug free during the summer! Lemon Grass plants grow well in the ground or container.