1. Lemon Grass

Asked by Anonymous - June 6, 2011

How do we trim our lemon grass, which has grown very tall and full, but with thin stalks. We live in San Diego.


2. Lemongrass Plant

Asked by Anonymous - June 24, 2011

I planted a lemongrass plant last fall. It grew well, about 4 ft. high, and was lovely. Over winter, in Redlands, California, it got dry leaves. Now it is full of dry leaves and has some clusters of ‘flowers’ on it. Should I have cut it down to 1-2 feet to get rid of all the dry leaves?


3. How Do I ‘Trim’ the Lemon Grass?

Asked by amrosey9 - July 30, 2011

It is full. Now I need/want to keep it under control. How do I trim it/ keep it to the size I want?


4. Lemongrass

Asked by temi4real - August 3, 2011

I want to know how to prepare land for lemongrass.


5. Lemon Grass Lifespan

Asked by georgie - August 16, 2011

How long does a lemon grass plant live for?

  • It depends on how it is cared for. Most clumping herbs, like lemon grass can live essentially forever if they get the proper care and are divided every few years to reinvigorate them. If you find that your lemon grass is dying out, especially from the center out, then it may be time to divide it. The dividing forces the plant to rejuvenate and grow itself, and bring it back to its previous vigor. Plus, you now have plants to share with friends as well.

6. Caring for Indoor Lemon Grass Plant

Asked by sugarbaby - September 11, 2011

How would you go about caring for a lemon grass plant in the house when the plant it getting too tall? I have two lemon plants and I have repotted them to a larger pot. They are growing great but they are getting too tall. Can they be cut back wilthout damaging the plants? Also, right now the plants are on the patio but we live int the mountains of NC. We will have to bring them inside soon. Is the care inside different than outside?

  • Yes, you can cut them back. They respond well to being trimmed.

    Indoors, they will need high light, as much light as you can give it. Water only when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. Even then, you should expect that keeping it over winter is more of a way to make it survive, rather than thrive. It will begin to look rather ragged by spring, but will bounce back quickly when placed back outside.

    For this reason, many people choose to put the plant in dormancy for the winter. This is simply putting it in a cool, dark, dry place for the winter and watering once a month until you can place it outside for the spring and resume normal care.

7. Planting Lemon Grass

Asked by Anonymous - October 16, 2011

Can I still plant lemon grass at this time of the year where it is getting cold? Do they die during winter and sprout again in spring?

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