How to Grow Lemongrass
How to Grow Lemongrass
Purchase fresh, healthy non GMO Lemongrass plants from a trusted nursery, retail store. Trim a couple of inches off the top of the lemon grass plants and peel away anything that looks somewhat dead. Take the stalks and put them into a glass of shallow water ( I add a few drops of Colloidal Silver to the water to prevent any bacterial growth from occurring) and put it near a window that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Be sure to keep an eye on the water level in the glass, water evaporates and is also being sipped up by your plant. In a few weeks time, little tiny roots should start appearing on the bottom of your lemongrass stalk. Wail a few more weeks for those little roots to mature and then transfer your plant into a pot of healthy soil.
Remember that Lemongrass is a tropical plant so it is going to need a hot environment and plenty of water!
How to Grow Lemongrass via Propagation
Take a couple of inches off the top of the grown plant and place them in water in a glass on a window sill. Wait a few weeks and you will once again have a lemon grass herb ready for planting.
How to Grow Lemongrass from Seed
Fill a seed tray with a 2- or 3-inch layer of a mixture of equal parts organic compost, sphagnum peat moss and coarse sand. Place the lemongrass seeds about 1 inch apart on top of the mixture.
Spread a thin layer of organic soil to just cover the lemongrass seeds. Gently water or mist the seeds to moisten the potting mixture.
Wrap the seed tray in clear plastic cling wrap or slide the seed tray into a sealed plastic bag. Keep the seed tray at 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mist or gently water the seed tray daily to keep the seeds moist. Remove the plastic wrap or bag when the lemongrass seedlings sprout and place the tray in full sunlight.
Transplant the strongest lemongrass seedlings into individual 3-inch-diameter planter pots with drainage holes in the bottom. Transplant the seedlings when they’re about 3 or 4 inches tall, filling the planter pots with a mixture of equal parts well-draining, lightweight potting soil, organic compost and sphagnum peat moss.
Water the lemongrass once every three days to keep the soil moistened thoroughly. Place the pots in bright, indirect sunlight.
Transplant the lemongrass outdoors or into 10-inch-diameter planter pots when they reach about 12 inches tall.