Lemongrass is a kitchen plant with growing popularity. With an exquisite fresh, lemony fragrance that intensifies when you crush or stroke the leaves, it is an excellent herb to have at hand for a variety of reasons.
A few snips of it can be an appetizing addition to your soups, stir-fries, and teas. Other than being used for Asian dishes and meals, this plant has been known to ease issues with the digestive system, low-grade fevers, high blood pressure, and achy joints. And growing it indoors is easy!
Lemongrass grows in full sun, even in our hot climate. At least six hours of direct sun per day will meet the plants' energy needs. Plants growing in shade will be sparse and may attract pests.
This is not a drought-tolerant plant. Keep the roots constantly moist for best plant health by watering 2-3 times a week. A 3-inch layer of mulch can help conserve soil moisture and will enrich the soil as it breaks down.
How to Care for Lemongrass Recap:
Bright Light: This is a strictly sun-loving plant. If kept indoors, have it face direct sunlight.
Average Watering: These plants don't like to dry out so once every few days.
Warm Temperature: Warm temperatures are preferred.
Average Feeding: Use a slow release nitrogen rich fertilizer every Summer month.