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Use lemongrass leaves to make a relaxing tea, or use in soups, stews or vegetable dishes to add a delicious lemon flavor.
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This species of lemongrass is the source of the essential oil used as flavoring or scent in many commercial products. The active compounds in lemongrass leaves have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Fast-growing and prolific! Perennial in warm climates, but may be grown as an annual, or container grown in colder climates.
I offer a generous amount of uncleaned seed, right off the plant. You'll probably end up with more plants than you can use, but I can't give an exact number. I never clean the seed when germinating them for my own use.
|Other Names:||East Indian lemongrass|
|Flowers:||spiky, grass-like flowers in fall and winter|
|Foliage:||long grassy leaves with a delicious lemony scent|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||8 to 11|
|Propagation / Germination:||Sprinkle seeds on the surface of loose potting soil and gently water in. Keep moist. Depending on the temperature, they may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to germinate, but they are easy to sprout and grow.|
|Water:||Drought tolerant, but grows faster if watered during dry spells|
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