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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    4 years ago

    YYou can get them at the Asian grocery stores


    4 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.