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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


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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19 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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
arrived in good shape and no shock after transplant. in a container in full sun
July 28, 2015
Caliente, NV
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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
Plant arrived healthy,, and took to the transplant really well. It has already doubled in size.
June 9, 2016
Montour falls, NY
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Lemon Grass
Like the lemon grass. It is growing quickly and is very healthy
June 6, 2016
Columbia , SC
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
looking good
This plant is growing very well...we have not used it for cooking yet.
August 19, 2016
Valencia, CA
1 year 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
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 love the grasses. This sounded interesting
Kathleen M on Oct 18, 2017
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
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
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
To help keep mosquitoes away.
Sandy F on Oct 17, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Is this good for keeping mosquitoes away?
Carylon F on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Especially in Virginia
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

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