Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus) (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus)


What is Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus)

The tall, perennial Lemon Grass Plant grows quickly and emits a citrus scent (and flavor!) you’ll love. It’s known as a natural insect repellant, but it’s a versatile pick that’s also ideal for cooking.

Use your Lemon Grass stalks to flavor stir-fry, soups, sauces, and more. The culinary uses are limitless! Its leaves and stalks are chocked full of vitamins A, B, C, & E and are a great source of potassium, magnesium, and zinc.

Even better? It’s a survival plant. The oil of the Lemon Grass plant is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent, and is used in many homeopathic formulas.

So, you get a fresh scent, kitchen favorite and easy, effortless growth. But the best part is we’ve planted, grown and shipped our Lemon Grasses with absolute care. That means you get a well-rooted, healthy variety delivered right to your door.

You won’t get that experience from other nurseries or local big box stores.


Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus) (Cymbopogon citratus) Cymbopogon citratus

How to Grow and Care for Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus) (Cymbopogon citratus) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors


Select an area with well-drained soil and full sun – about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day, and avoid locations with strong winds or rain.

When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide and about 2 inches deeper than the root ball. Place the Lemon Grass, back fill the soil and water thoroughly when planting is complete.

Note: This product grows best in well-draining soil. When you receive your plant, you may notice small, white beads or rocks in the soil – this medium is added to increase drainage and keep your plant happy and healthy!


When the top of the soil feels dry, water your Lemon Grass. You may need to water more often in hot and dry conditions, but generally, checking your soil for dryness, and watering when the first 2 inches of soil is dry, is best.


Fertilize in the spring and again in the fall with 10-5-5 or 20-10-10. Always follow manufacturer’s label directions.

Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus) (Cymbopogon citratus) Details

Common name Lemon Grass Plant (Cymbopogon citratus)
Botanical name Cymbopogon citratus
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 3-4 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.