Lemon Grass Herb ( LIVE PLANT) Jamaican Fever grass, Asian Vegetable
LEMON GRASS IS KNOWN IN JAMAICA AS FEVER GRASS
Lemongrass is a tropical herb packed with strong citrus flavor. The lemon taste is prized in Asian cooking, as well as in teas, sauces, and soups. In the garden, lemongrass forms a tall, grassy clump 3 to 5 feet tall. Its appearance rivals that of many ornamental grasses and can easily fulfill a similar role in the landscape.
Cymbopogon, also known as lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, Cochin grass, Malabar grass, oily heads, citronella grass or fever grass, is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family.
A key ingredient in Asian cuisine. lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), also called Cochin grass or Malabar grass (Malayalam: (inchippullu), is native to Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand
- Plant lemongrass in spring, once all chances of frost have passed. It's a perfect plant for growing in-ground, as you would with ornamental grasses, or in containers.
- Lemongrass likes it hot, so grow it in an area with full sun and fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.0. Space plants 24 inches apart.
- Kick off the growing season by mixing several inches aged compost or other rich organic matter into your native soil.
- Provide lemongrass with consistent moisture and water when the top inch becomes dry.
- Get the most out of your growing efforts by regularly feeding with a water-soluble plant food.
- Harvest lemongrass stalks once plants reach 12 inches tall and are a half-inch wide at the base.