LEMONGRASS CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS IS FAVORITE HERB USED FOR TEA AND FLAVORING
The Cymbopogon family is quiet large, members of the lemongrass family live and thrive on the tropics all over the world. Some can grow up to two meters tall.
Lemongrass has various uses, in drinks and tea, perfumes, soaps, flavor for cooking, its oil used in aroma therapy. Amongst other qualities it is mosquito repellent. In some places lemongrass is a traditional protection against evil, and a good luck charm in love affairs.
It is a beautiful grass and has many benefits.
LEMONGRASS CAN BE GROWN IN A CONTAINER FROM SEEDS OR FROM STEMS
Stems are the form usually we meet the lemongrass in the supermarket.
THIS IS THE WAY TO GROW LEMONGRASS
Watch my DIY video about the process on my youtube channel.
1. Take at least two packs of lemongrass stems.
2. Carefully remove two to three layers on the base of the stem.
Place the base of the stems in water and put them on a warm and well-lit place. As a tropic plant lemongrass will react to temperature. In few days you will see leaves starting to grow on the middle of the stems. Wait until roots appear. 3-4 mm is fine.
3. Choose a planter and plant the stems in regular planting medium. Water thoroughly and place the pot on a warm place with lots of light.
4. Keep the soil moist. Very soon the plantation will green up. Wait until the plants mature. After the plants maturing you can use the leaves and the stems too for consumption. Lemon grass can be grown outside and down to 4 Celsius will be absolutely fine.
5. When plants become overgrown it is simple to propagate them too. In this case cut the stems at the base. Remove a few layers at the base. Place the stems in a vase 1cm deep in water. In few days they develop roots. With the roots fairly short plant the stems and remove all the leaves from top.