Lemongrass (Cymbopogon)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon)

Regular price $10.95
9 in stock

Live Lemongrass Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

Lemongrass is fragrant, fast-growing tropical grass. It's natural essential oils give off a subtle lemony aroma and citrusy flavors.  Lemongrass is most popular as an ingredient in Asian cuisine.  We often use it to make an herbal tea that's perfectly refreshing iced in the summer months or soothing as a hot tea in the winter.  Medicinally, Lemongrass is especially popular in Ayurvedic medicine.  It can be used as a mild astringent, antioxidant, and to aid in digestion.  Lemongrass contains a component called citral that helps to digest food.

It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium.  Potassium increases the production of urine in our body, which in turn stimulates blood circulation and lowers blood pressure.

Lemongrass is prized across the globe in these regions for it's culinary use as a cooking spice and as a medicinal herb.  This perennial plant is easy to grow outdoors and in a container!  It can be harvested year-round.


Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Grass, Perennial

Harvest Season: Year-round, Summer, flowers in the Fall and Winter

Mature Size: 3-5 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture: Lemongrass grows best with abundant moisture, but not soggy soil. It needs loose, well-raining soil.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

Give these easy Lemongrass tea recipes a try

For congestion, boil Lemongrass, Cloves, Turmeric, and Tea leaves

For the common cold, try a blend of  Lemongrass, Tulsi leaves and Cardamom