Home Gardening Delight: A Guide to Cultivating Fresh Lemongrass with Ease

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a tropical herb celebrated for its aromatic and citrusy essence, enhancing culinary delights and offering potential health benefits.

With its origins in Southeast Asia, this perennial grass features tall,

slender stalks and leaves that release a zesty fragrance when crushed.

Commonly utilized in various global cuisines, lemongrass imparts a distinct lemon flavour to soups, teas, and savoury dishes.

Beyond its culinary charm, lemongrass is esteemed for traditional medicinal uses and is believed to possess anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.

Easily cultivated, lemongrass thrives in warm climates and can be grown at home, adding flavour and fragrance to gardens.

Method: Growing Lemongrass from Cuttings

Purchase fresh lemongrass stalks from a grocery store or a nursery. Ensure that the stalks have a bulbous root end.

Cut the lemongrass stalks into sections, each about 4-6 inches long. Include the bulbous root end and a portion of the stalk.

Fill pots or containers with a well-draining potting mix. Plant the lemongrass cuttings, burying the root end in the soil while exposing the top portion.

Water the cuttings thoroughly after planting. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the initial stages of growth.

Place the pots in a sunny location. Lemongrass prefers full sun, so provide at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.