4.5 out of 5 (8 experiences)
Also known as
Lemon Grass, Lemon Grass, West indian lemon grass, andropogon citratus and lemongrass
How to care for Cymbopogon Citratus
Cymbopogon Citratus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Cymbopogon Citratus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Cymbopogon Citratus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cymbopogon Citratus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Easily the favorite plant that I own!
It’s grown from a small section of a larger plant I got from a friend in Florida, it’s survived many moves and grown time and time again year after year without problems. Easily 7-8 years old by now.
I move it indoors during the winter, then back outside every spring where it gets cut down to the white base and then explodes with new growth in no time.
The leaves are like little razor blades, which will make you regret brushing up against it accidentally… but if you take a couple of clippings and boil them in water, you can make the most delicious lemongrass tea! It’s no wonder why it’s my favorite! :]
HIGHLY recommend this plant if you’re interested and you can get your hands on one. I’m a terrible plant parent who has murdered many an innocent plant, but this old girl remains unfazed.