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    Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) for Sale


Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Cymbopogon citratus

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

3-4 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.


Full Sun


3 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cymbopogon citratus

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Super Herb and Landscape Favorite!

This tall perennial grass with the citrus scent is not only visually captivating, but is delicious and nutritious as well.

Your Lemon Grass plant grows quickly and is a wonderful source of vitamins and minerals. Growing your own Lemon Grass is simple and rewarding...You will wonder why you haven't grown it before.

Cooks LOVE the citrus-like flavor of the Lemon Grass plant - the stalks are often used in stir-fry, and the leaves are popular for making a tasty and calming tea.

Use your Lemon Grass stalks to flavor stir-fry, soups, sauces, and more. The culinary uses are limitless!

Your Lemon Grass plant is a natural insect repellant and thus, is rarely bothered by garden pests. Its leaves and stalks are chocked full of vitamins A, B, C, & E and are a great source of potassium, magnesium, and zinc.

The oil of the Lemon Grass plant is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent, and is used in many homeopathic formulas.

Few plants have more benefits and more fans than Lemon Grass; It's delicious, nutritious, fragrant, easy-to-grow, and it beautifies your landscape while chasing away pesky insects...What's not to LOVE?

  • No Maintenance
  • Great for Cooking
  • Wonderful & Healthful Tea
  • Cats Love It
  • Full of Vitamins and Minerals
  • Beautifies Your Landscape
  • Fragrant Citrus Scent

Order your Lemon Grass TODAY!

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Customer Reviews

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Not only is this great to cook with but this beautiful fast growing plant grows so fast I could open up a restaurant. Stunning to look at
July 29, 2015
Miami, FL
1 year ago
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I have had lemon grass plants before. This arrived with lots of length.I cut the top and made my favorite lemon grass tea. The remainder of the plant is still doing well. I am hoping it will survive our NM winters because even inside I had had problems with lemon grass in mid winter.
September 4, 2015
albuquerque, NM
1 year ago
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arrived in good shape and no shock after transplant. in a container in full sun
July 28, 2015
Caliente, NV
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Lemon Grass
My lemon grass is struggling and not thriving I am concerned that it will not grow large and full.
July 30, 2015
Sequim, WA
1 year ago
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Good purchase. All is well
Plant is small but healthy. Seems to be doing fine in Minnesota so far
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
Good and hardy!
these plants seem to be thriving. I just trimmed them and they look better, not so straggly. Have not tried them in cooking yet.
August 1, 2015
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
Can't believe the growth in 2 weeks
This Lemongrass plant has grown a few inches in such a short time I can't wait to see "where its going" in the next month.
What a beautiful addition to my deck!
What a beautiful addition to my deck!
July 7, 2016
North Chesterfield, VA
10 months ago
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Plant arrived healthy,, and took to the transplant really well. It has already doubled in size.
June 9, 2016
Montour falls, NY
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
Lemon Grass
Like the lemon grass. It is growing quickly and is very healthy
June 6, 2016
Columbia , SC
11 months ago
Growth Rate
looking good
This plant is growing very well...we have not used it for cooking yet.
August 19, 2016
Valencia, CA
10 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus).

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) again after the transplant is complete.

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Why did you choose this?
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I used to live in Uganda and would drink Lemongrass Tea daily from my plant outside. I miss it so much as the flavor is like none other... I can't wait to receive my plant!!!
Kara B on Apr 17, 2017
I wanted some grasses and this was as close as I saw.
BILL C on Apr 12, 2017
I used to live in Uganda and would drink Lemongrass Tea daily from my plant outside. I miss it so much as the flavor is like none other... I can't wait to receive my plant!!!
Kara B on Apr 17, 2017
Mosquito repellant. Didn't work
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
I wanted some grasses and this was as close as I saw.
BILL C on Apr 12, 2017
The lemongrass will accent a small patio.
Debra P on Sep 27, 2016
Used in a lot of recipes and will try out since I enjoy cooking. Full of vitamins & minerals plus so many more benefits described under Product Description an I want one so I purchased.
JoAnn D on Sep 18, 2016
Am presently on Dr. Joel Furhman^s End of Diabetes diet and he recommends lemongrass in some of his recipes and read the glowing statements made by your purchasers and am very enthusiastic! Thank you for having the product.
Sharon S on Sep 4, 2016
I got this for the mosquito repellent!
Donna P on Aug 30, 2016
I wanted some of my own to pick. Occasionally find lemongrass leaves at a store. Always random. Never available when I want it. Depending on how my order does, I will freeze some to be sure!
Grace M on Aug 13, 2016
for natural privacy
deb e on Jul 30, 2016
Carlita d on Jul 18, 2016
I am allergic to mosquitoes. The plant is sturdy and on arrival it was a little limp owing to the shock in travel. After a few days, it picked up and is comfortably growing. We're in the Catskills. Highly recommended.
Christina L on Jul 6, 2016
I am planning to plant these in large pots and line them along my chain fence area in the back yard for some privacy.
Ryan C on Jul 4, 2016
I like tropical plants that not only serve as beautiful landscaping but as a food source
Jennifer G on Jul 1, 2016
Mosquitos - will place on back deck and walk out pit and bring inside during winter
Charles B on Jun 30, 2016
Charlotte L on Jun 19, 2016
I want a good bush. And needed free shipping.
Christy H on Jun 17, 2016
I just redid my landscaping, as well as set up a vegetable and herb growing station on the deck. Not only is lemongrass a helpful herb, I have a few bare spots in the yard still and this will fill quite a bit of space, compared to a small new plant. Win-win!
Debra D on Jun 15, 2016
to repel mosquitos :-)
Onnelly P on Jun 13, 2016
I just moved to Texas a few months ago and this area is over run with bugs and lemongrass is a great plant to ward off bugs and is healthy to eat also.
Roger H on Jun 12, 2016
mosquito repellant
Leah O on Apr 21, 2016
Mosquito Repellent
Melissa R on Apr 17, 2016
fragrant, attractive and "anti-mosquito".
Jason D on Mar 3, 2016
To keep mosquitoes away from my back porch.
Lisa K on Feb 24, 2016
I chose this plant because it is a mosquito repellant. My baby boy unfortunately is allergic to mosquito bites :( Also, because the scent brings back childhood memories of my grandma's house. She had it in her garden and it smelled so wonderful! The tea she made with it was sooooo good!
Maria Isabel S on Feb 24, 2016
Mary H on Jan 9, 2016
because it will give my native garden an upgrade.
Rebecca P on Dec 15, 2015
Love the smell and look of my lemon grass very hardy
Stacy B on Nov 5, 2015
Mosquito repellant. Didn't work
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
The lemongrass will accent a small patio.
Debra P on Sep 27, 2016
What do you mean by patio? how protected must lemongrass be in zone 5 or 6?
Jeri C on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A patio plant is one that you grow outdoors (like on the patio) in summer, but bring indoors fro winter. I am sorry we did not make that clearer in the description!
Is lemon grass keep mosquito away ??
Walter M on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Actually it's the Cymbopogon nardus that repels mosquitoes. Do an internet search to see the difference between this Cymbopogon citratis and Cymbopogon nardus. Citratis is edible and used in aromatherapy. Nardus is bitter but is where citronella is derived.
Is lemon grass poisonous to dogs?
karen c on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes Lemon Grass is toxic to dogs.
Can this grow in zone 6 outside in planters (spring through fall)? Thanks
Megan B on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can grow it in a container outdoors in the summer, then bring indoors for the winter.
Do these grasses spread? If so, how much?
Judy A on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you live in zones 9 or 10 and grow it in the ground, it will make a slowly spreading clump that eventually can get as big as 6 feet across. If you grow it in a pot, you can use one 5 gallons or larger and harvest the stalks and bulblets to keep the plant from outgrowing the pot.
Does the lemon grass wart off snakes?
Brenda T on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are known to deter snakes.
i have a spot in my backyard that the washing runs out to what can i plant to absorb water?
joan c on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Lemongrass plants prefer moist, not soaked soil.
In Zone 6b is there any side of the house that you can plant Lemon Grass outside, Heavily mulch and completely cover in the fall and it live thru the winter?
Michelle M on Aug 3, 2015
Is this an annual or perrinel?
Lemongrass on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's a perennial. It can't handle cold temps. So it needs to be potted and insulated once the freezing temps start. Assuming you live where there are freezing temps.
Can uou make tea from this plant ?
Daphne P on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried that yet, but I have used it to flavor soups and it does add a nice flavor to the soup. I just pull off the outer green part and cut to have a 6" lemon section and toss in the hot water. A little bit seems to go a long way.
I had these in pots in Ct and they grew like crazy but did not come back in the spring. Is this normal I'm this climate ?
Sandra H on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. I have had my going on two years and it really doesn't look anything like the photo--much smaller (slow to grow). I do bring it inside when the temperature drops into the 40's and it stays inside all winter.
Will the lemongrass survive in Idaho? It sometimes get below 0. I could also bring it inside. Lt. me know. Thank you.
Marla B on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm If you live in zones 4-8 you would need to bring it indoors in the winter.
Will it grow in a container?
Plants on Feb 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We purchased lemon grass early summer of 2015. We put it in a large container; it grew and looks great. We brought it inside late fall and it still looks great.
can I plant my lemon grass in a pot?
Sandy on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought mine to put on my deck in a pot. It seems to be doing great.
Do lemongrass regrow?
Esperanza T on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I had the same questions last summer, I am in New England, so we get snow in the winter, I chopped my lemon grass short and I took it indoors, and it looks good. This summer coming up I'll divide it and leave 1/2 outdoors...
What size pot should I buy for this plant?
Kara C on Aug 12, 2015
A two gallon pot will give it plenty of room. If it gets too big for the pot, you can harvest and freeze some of the shoots or divide it into another pot. Remember it is considered an annual in all but the warmest climates but can be kept inside over the winter. If you need further help please contact our service department at 1 888 504-2001 Happy Gardening

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