Lemongrass
(Cymbopogon citratus)

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Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia. It is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. Lemongrass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Medium
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Wind
Regions
Edible plants
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
None
Colours
Yellow, Green
Gardens
Backyard Garden, Subtropical Garden, Subtropical