Lemon Grass

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Lemongrass Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a tall tropical grass and is very tender. For this reason it is not often grown in the UK, however of you have space in a greenhouse to store it over the winter it can be grown quite successfully in a large pot.

Growing Lemon Grass

Lemon grass is a tender perennial and should be kept at a temperature of at least 10C all year around. For that reason in the UK it should be grown in a large pot, and brought indoors when the temperature starts to drop.

Keep the plant well watered all year round, and feed with seaweed extract during the summer growing season.


Lemon grass is propagated by division, or raised from seed.

Lemongrass Varieties

Plants will need to be purchased from a specialist nursery and are not commonly available in local garden centres, so choice may be limited.

Using Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is frequently used in cooking – often teamed with chillies in Vietnam, Thailand and across Southeast Asia.

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