Lemongrass Plants
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Can I Propagate Lemongrass by Sowing Seeds

Anonymous added on February 10, 2014 | Answered

Some time back I bought a sapling of lemongrass, which was about 3 feet tall, and I planted in a pot. After some time it has grown up like a bush and, as there was no further development in growth, I collected the bunch (I took them as seeds) at the top of the plant. I sowed them in the soil, but I failed. No seedling has shown up. My question is, how to propagate lemongrass? Will you please guide me?

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Nikki
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Answered on February 10, 2014

Although it can be grown from seed, it's much easier (and quicker) to propagate lemongrass from stalks. Cut off several inches from the top of your stalks and peel away any dry or withered layers near the base. Fill a glass jar with water and place the stalks (bottom-end) in the water. Within a couple weeks, you should see roots appearing but keep the stalks in the water until these roots are at least an inch or so long. If you no longer have any of the lemongrass left, you can usually purchase it at the grocery store and propagate them the same way.

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