How to Grow Lemongrass




Introduction: How to Grow Lemongrass

Growing lemongrass is super easy. Once the plants is established, it will propagate itself, new plants will start growing by the side of existing stalks.Lemongrass will grow into hefty shrub in about 4-6 months and ready for harvest.

Once you get the plants growing, you'll have almost unlimited supply lemongrass. You can cook with it, use it for teas or share with friends and neighbors.

source: Propagating and Growing Lemongrass from Store-Bought Stalks

Step 1: Step-by-step Video

Click on the video to watch step-by-step. The method is foolproof and almost impossible to fail.

Step 2: Propagate and Plant

  1. Place store-bought lemongrass stalks in shallow glass of water for about 1 week. Change water every day.
  2. Cut each stalks to about 3 inches, place them in large pot with good soil mix or in the ground.

Step 3: Growing

Water every day for the first week.


Lemongrass need plenty of water and sunlight, place them in bright spot. Under ideal conditions, the plants is ready for harvest in 4-6 months.

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    11 months ago

    I work at a sportspark that consist of 4 baseball fields, with 4 small buildings. Problem.every spring is wasps, and in the fall, yellow jackets appear. I am going to plant 10 baby plants may 4th. Will put at least 4 in the covered concession area. Looking for it's repellent properties for mosquitos as well. I am hoping this works.


    1 year ago

    You didn't show what they looked like before they went in to the water. I just bought a bunch at my local asian market. There are no visible roots and I'm afraid they might have trimmed them too much. I pulled the outermost leaf off and put them in water and hoping for the best.


    7 years ago

    YYou can get them at the Asian grocery stores


    7 years ago

    Simple enough for borders and more...where does one get the stalks usually ?

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    Wow. Those are really easy to propagate. I am going to have to get some of these to landscape my yard.