Grow Zone Recommendation: Lemongrass grows well in USDA recommended growing zones 9 to 11, as a perennial herb.
Sunlight Needs: Lemongrass grows best in a sunny location where it gets substantial light.
Watering Needs: Consistent, even moisture is best for growing Lemongrass, but it can tolerate some slight drought on occasion.
Average Size: Lemongrass generally grows about 2 to 3 feet wide and 1 to 8 feet tall, depending on plant health, variety, and conditions.
Foliage Color: The foliage of Lemongrass is a rich blue-green.
Must Know Plant Care Tips: Lemongrass will grow best in well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist. It loves full sun, which will also give this herb more flavor. If grown in partial shade, Lemongrass plants will likely grow much looser and more open. To keep lemongrass going in the winter months, start a new plant by dividing a mature plant or rooting a younger shoot. Place them in a cup of water until roots begin to grow, then plant in well-drained soil. To harvest, cut the stalks when they’re around 2 1/2 inches long and about an inch wide at the bottom. The leaves make a lovely herb in cooking and also a wonderful tea.
Plant Problem Solver: Lemongrass grows well in containers and is easy to maintain. It also has a lovely, slightly citrus fragrance.
Pretty Pairings: Great companion plants to lemongrass include other herbs like Cilantro, Basil, Mint, and Thyme. Lemon Verbena and Echinacea also work well, as do Marigold flowers. In your vegetable garden, plant it near peppers, tomatillos, and tomatoes, as growing conditions are similar. Purchase your plants here, or propagate them from cuttings.