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    Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) for Sale

    Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) for Sale

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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

Growth Rate:


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

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Customer Reviews

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Good service just waiting for the plants to grow
I have not seen them in bloom yet because they are turning brown I think because it is getting cold and late fall! I sure hope they grow to be like the picture
October 2, 2018
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Lemongrass container planting
Delivered on side so some minor breakage. A bit smaller for a 3 gal plant, but still good quality. Looks great with companion lavender and lantana. Looking forward to a well established plant next year.
Great lenongrass in container
Great lenongrass in container
September 14, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
We’ll see.
It arrived brown and limp but smelled wonderful. I have kept it in the shade and trimmed it as per directions and will plant it when it’s stronger. The box directions which showed which way to face it/ open it were covered. I opened it standing up, which was unwise since I didn’t know which way was up and it was delivered upside down.
August 6, 2018
6 months ago
Is Lemongrass really a Perennial?
Planted 3 lemongrass plants a year ago. They were doing well, with slow, healthy growth and delicious scent.

Last fall I cut them back, like I do for all my grasses (I have 10 around my yard).

The Lemongrass NEVER came back.
July 30, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
They were very droopy when they arrived . They finally perked up . They sure don't grow grow very fast..
July 19, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Usually very please, not this round :(
Not the best experience this time around. Usually I've been very satisfied with but a bad combo of really hot weather and poor placement by the postal carrier left the boxes in direct sun, by the time I got home the day they came they were all pretty much cooked. The soil the plants were packed in was extremely hot so the roots were shocked. So far 3 of the 4 survived but are still stunted from that stress. The 4th hung in there for a couple weeks before eventually dying completely.I'll reach out and see if I can get a free replacement for the one that didn't make it...
July 16, 2018
7 months ago
Just okay
Ordered 3 of these. One is dying. Disappointed because they didn't look very good when they arrived. I expected a little extra care might be needed, but I've struggled with them.
June 29, 2018
8 months ago
Beautiful plant!
Love love my lemongrass plat. I have it in a planter on our deck and it is flourishing. I am going to add more to my deck next year! Highly recommend.
June 27, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Didn't survive the winter
It was a very nice plant when I got it. I planted right away. But unfortunately, it did not survive the winter. I am not sure why, but I am willing to try again because they are a beautiful plant and great in cooking.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
Lemon grass went sour
I also purchased 5 lemon grass plants. I planted them as directed, none survived the winter; disappointing to say the least.
May 16, 2018
1 year ago

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I needed a ornamental grass plants for our new home! I drove around homes looking at scrubs and found this plant and looked online for it and I sure hope this is the right one?!
JoAnne A on Sep 3, 2018
I like lemongrass in my tea
Rajeev V on Aug 5, 2018
I needed a ornamental grass plants for our new home! I drove around homes looking at scrubs and found this plant and looked online for it and I sure hope this is the right one?!
JoAnne A on Sep 3, 2018
I use lemon grass for cooking
Roland H on Aug 18, 2018
I like lemongrass in my tea
Rajeev V on Aug 5, 2018
Beauty and bug repellant.
LEAH J on Jun 16, 2018
Teresa M on Jun 4, 2018
boarder inside 3 foot high picket fence
jon b on May 5, 2018
Beautiful plant and for its culinary and health uses.
Susan L H on Apr 23, 2018
Amy S on Apr 5, 2018
We love to sit outside on the porch in the sunshine and sunset and it Very healthy for you and also doubles of for tea and mosquito repellent
Ricardo R on Nov 10, 2017
I needed some fill in shrubs. I had never seen one and your description excited me. I stir fry all the time and my wife loves tea, so it would seem we have a winner
JAMES C on Nov 10, 2017
I love the grasses. This sounded interesting
Kathleen M on Oct 18, 2017
To help keep mosquitoes away.
Sandy F on Oct 17, 2017
Wanted to see if it really works to help with mosquito control around my spa. Also to use for cooking.
Roberta W on Oct 8, 2017
The lemon scent the plant emits is relaxing and I like the plant
Martin G on Sep 30, 2017
Mosquito Repellent
Timothy H on Sep 20, 2017
just needed this plants
Ana F on Aug 14, 2017
Natural Mosquito repellent
ida g on Aug 13, 2017
mosquito repellant
Cori P on Aug 10, 2017
August W on Jul 27, 2017
I have old plants in two big planters that need to be replaced. I liked the size of the lemongrass, growing rapidly, and being able to take full sun. The third plant will go into another big planter in another part of the yard.
Peggy R on Jul 17, 2017
This will make a wonderful addition to my herb garden. I love to cook not only delicious food but healthy food, perfect.
Deborah B on Jul 10, 2017
Lemon grass is a wonderful plant I like to cook with and make tea. It also keeps away scorpions.
wendy S on Jul 6, 2017
We have a house on a lake and it keeps the mosquitoes of the deck area and us
sherry p on Jul 2, 2017
to help keep insects away from the patio.....area
Christine C on Jun 24, 2017
To help with Mosquito.
Sherryl K on Jun 17, 2017
For use on deck
Deanna D on Jun 5, 2017
We have lots of mosquitos in the summertime.
Jennifer H on Jun 2, 2017
Low maintenance. Patio display.
Susan Y on May 29, 2017
Hoping it really repels mosquitoes.
Derrick S on May 28, 2017
Keeps mosquitos away!
Keri G on May 28, 2017
mosquito control and landscape.
Michael R on May 25, 2017
Get rid of Mosquito
Dan L on May 25, 2017
Too repel mosquitoes naturally
Mary S on May 21, 2017
To prevent mosquitoes and it has a nice aroma.
Zeeshan A on May 18, 2017
When I was growing up my mother had a beautiful lemongrass plant in our back yard and it made delicious tea and was especially great drinking it when I had a sore throat or a tummy ache. I've wanted this plant for years. I bought one years ago an it didn't work out. I am excited about this one and hope it works out so I can relive one of the many wonderful memories I have as a child growing up with my loving mother.
Bertie on May 13, 2017
Mosquito's repellant
Pamela H on May 7, 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
I use lemon grass for cooking
Roland H on Aug 18, 2018
Beauty and bug repellant.
LEAH J on Jun 16, 2018
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.
Does the lemon grass wart off snakes?
Brenda T on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are known to deter snakes.
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.
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.
Is this an annual or perrinel?
Lemongrass on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you are in growing zones 9-11 then it would be a perennial, zones 4-8 if planted in the ground it would be an annual, or bring indoors in the winter.
Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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.
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.
Is this good for keeping mosquitoes away?
Carylon F on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Especially in Virginia
Hi Robin, We have been getting a significant amount of rain this summer, would you recommend planting in a pot vs ground? If pot what type of soil and how big of a pot?
Patricia W on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Either way you choose it will grow well. I have mine in containers that are about 2 gallon sized, and they are thriving.
I live in Indiana will lemongrass grow in pots or in ground here & is it good for mosquito repellent?
Stacy D on Jul 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My lemongrass is growing like crazy and really pretty, however, I would only put it in pots unless you have no issues with trimming it back every 6 months or so. As for mosquito control, I have not experienced less mosquitos with the lemongrass. Hope this helps.
In zone 9 if planted in the ground, will this stay evergreen through the winter, or will it die off and come back as a perennial?
john c on May 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is a perennial.
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
What time of the year is good to plant the lemon grass?
S B on Aug 2, 2018
Robin, I am in DC, get morning and noon day sun...can be intense. But with the amount rain we.have here...what planting tips would you suggest? Did I say it will be place in my front added privacy,due to the potential growth height.
Patricia W on Jul 26, 2018

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