Lemongrass is one of the most delicate plants to grow, as long as you protect it from the cold. It adds a pleasant, bright aroma and taste to the kitchen and attractive greenery to the garden. It is an excellent herb to make tea for multiple reasons like headaches, stomachs, and many more. People also like Lemongrass to spice up their recipes. If you aspired to grow Lemongrass at home and don’t have enough space in your garden, you could quickly grow Lemongrass in pots, grow bags, and any available containers.
You don’t need to purchase seeds or seedlings to grow Lemongrass. You can grow it from store-bought Lemongrass cuttings.
Is Lemongrass hard to grow?
It depends on where you live —growing it only as hard as digging the hole on the ground and holding the plant in it.
Can Lemongrass Survive Winter?
The lemongrass plant flourished for many years in our backyard. Growing it in chill climates can be tricky. With a whole week of single-digit temperatures, several of our lemongrass plants didn’t survive.
How to Grow Lemongrass in Pots
The most simple way to get started is to find a lemongrass plant at your local nursery. Lemongrass grows speedily and spreads to fill a planting pot or bed. A few different varieties are available, some of which are more suitable for producing essential oil, making larger bulbs, etc.
Lemongrass plants can grow up to 4 feet, so you will need a large-sized pot to accomplish the requirements of the Lemongrass plants. A 5 to 10-gallon bucket, grow bag or pot, will do the trick of growing Lemongrass.
We are growing Lemongrass in pots or containers, so we give the best kind of soil to plants; otherwise, the plant not grow well, or the plants can die. The best soil for pots or containers is potting mix soil. You can make potting soil at home, or You can buy it from stores. Potting soil has all the essential things (nutrients, water holding capacity, drainage) required to grow plants in pots.
Lemongrass is not a drought-tolerant plant like some ornamental grasses. For the better health of plants, keep the roots constantly moist. A two to three-inch layer of mulch can help maintain soil moisture and enhance the soil as it decomposes.
Humidity And Temperature
Lemongrass is a tropical plant that freeze to death when winter temperatures drop below -9C (15F). Lemongrass grows best in humid and hot climates. The best time to grow Lemongrass When the night temperatures are 60F.
Lemongrass plants can survive for more than one season benefit from a yearly haircut to eliminate dead foliage and sort them. Cut your plants to nearly five to six inches high at the end of wintertime, when the plants are in their dormant condition. Lemongrass plants will bounce soon and produce new buds when hot weather returns.
Regrow Lemongrass Stalks In Water:
Select some healthy-looking lovely, green stalks of Lemongrass. Do not choose stalks that have dead spots. After that, trim the above part of the stalks with a sharp, clean knife.
Put these cuttings in a glass jar filled with water. Continue changing the water with fresh water every two days. Cuttings of Lemongrass will grow roots after some days. When roots of cuttings reach 1 to 2 inches in length, it’s time to plant them in the final pot or container or growing bags.
Lemongrass toxicity for pets
Lemongrass can create stomach upset in dogs and cats and trouble breathing in horses. So Keep Lemongrass plants out of reach of your pets.
How to Harvest Lemongrass
Once your plant is well established, grab an individual stalk very low to the ground and pull firmly but gently. Try this when the soil is damp after a good rain for the best results. After that, wash and remove the outermost layers around the base.