Can You Grow Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is a perennial herb that can be quite difficult to grow, but it can also be very rewarding. It produces an aromatic citrus-like scent that pairs well with garlic and ginger in many culinary dishes. Lemongrass is often used as a spice or flavoring agent for curry pastes and soups, as well as tea blends and massage oils.

Can You Grow Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is a perennial herb that thrives in tropical climates. It’s generally grown outdoors in warm, humid areas and requires lots of sunlight. However, lemongrass can also be grown indoors if you live in a colder climate or don’t have access to the outdoors for some reason.

It grows best in sandy loam soil but will tolerate clay soils as well; it prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade too. Lemongrass is easy to care for because it doesn’t require much fertilizer or water once established (it’s drought tolerant).

Can You Grow Lemongrass Indoors?

Lemon grass is a tropical plant, so it does not like cold weather. It can be grown indoors in a pot or outdoors.

Lemon grass is a low-maintenance plant and very easy to grow. It will grow indoors in a well-lit window with direct sunlight for about eight hours per day. If you have an extra room with the right temperature and humidity, this location will work perfectly! You can also grow lemon grass in your greenhouse if you have one.

Does Lemongrass Like Sun or Shade?

Lemongrass is a tropical plant that can grow in full sun to partial shade. It’s best to plant lemongrass in a spot where it will receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.

Lemongrass grown in the shade will be smaller and less flavorful than lemongrass which is grown in full sun.

Can You Grow Lemongrass In Water?

You can grow lemongrass in water, but there are some things you need to know before doing so.

If you want to grow lemongrass in water, then the first thing you need to do is ensure that your container has enough room for the roots of your plant. The roots need plenty of space in order to grow properly, so make sure that your container is large enough for this purpose.

You also need to ensure that the pot or tub has been sterilized before adding any soil or other materials to it. This will prevent any diseases from spreading throughout your plants’ root systems and harming them all at once.

Once your container has been properly cleaned out and sterilized, then it’s time to add some nutrients into it as well as some soil or other material which will act as a medium for the roots of your plants.

Where Can Lemongrass Grow?

Lemongrass is a perennial grass that grows in many regions of the world. It can be grown in USDA growing zones 9 through 11. It grows best in sandy soil and full sun, but can tolerate poor soil conditions. Lemongrass grows to about 3 feet tall, but it can be pruned back to control its size and shape.

When To Grow Lemongrass

The best time to grow lemongrass is in spring or fall when temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15 – 21 Celsius). Lemongrass grows best when temperatures are above 50 degrees F (10 C), so this would be an ideal time for planting new plants outside or transplanting seedlings into your garden.

Does Lemongrass Grow Fast?

Lemongrass grows at an average rate of one foot per month when planted in the spring or fall. The plant can grow up to five feet tall, but it will lose its leaves in the winter months if they are not protected from the cold.

How Much Space Does Lemongrass Need To Grow?

As far as space requirements go, lemongrass needs room enough for its roots—about 8 square feet should do the trick—but don’t let this deter you from growing your own lemongrass!

If you have less space available than that, consider planting multiple plants together in large pots or containers so they can grow together without overlapping each other’s root zones.

lemongrass stalk

How To Grow Lemongrass

There are two ways to grow lemongrass: from seed or from root cuttings.

To grow lemongrass from seed, soak the seeds overnight in water and then plant them 1/2 inch deep in a pot of potting soil. Keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout and then begin watering regularly.

Once the plants are established, they can be transplanted outdoors into your garden area. Lemongrass also grows well indoors if you have enough light for it and don’t mind moving them around occasionally when their pots become too big for their light source.

To grow lemongrass from root cuttings, simply take a 4-inch piece of root from an existing plant and place it in a pot of potting soil with its growth tip facing up (pointing towards the sky).

Water thoroughly after transplanting your new lemongrass plant into its new home.

Harvesting Lemongrass

When it comes to harvesting lemongrass, you’ll want to wait until the plant reaches a height of 60-90 cm (2-3 feet). Once the plant has reached this size, clip off the top section with a sharp pair of scissors. You can also pull up the entire bulb by its roots if it’s not convenient or feasible to harvest just portions of your plant at once.

Once you’ve harvested your lemongrass, allow it to hang in a cool dry place for several days before cutting off any remaining leaves and drying the stems in an oven set on low heat for about 20 minutes. If you don’t have an oven handy, try placing them in front of an open window or near a fan until they’re completely dry.

Store dried lemongrass either in airtight containers or bags made from natural fibers like cotton or wool; keep them out of direct sunlight so that their aromatic oils don’t fade away too quickly!


I hope this article has been helpful to you in your quest to grow lemongrass. It’s a great herb to have on hand, and it makes a wonderful addition to any garden. We wish you luck in your journey!