Lemongrass Plants

Lemon Grass Drying

Praachii added on July 6, 2017 | Answered

Hi. I live in Hong Kong and have a question about growing lemon grass. We have plenty of sun, humidity and hot temperatures. Despite watering the lemon grass each day, they dry like this. I bought stalks in the market, put them in water until they grew roots and then planted them. See photo attached. Can you please help?

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Answered on July 7, 2017

You may be watering too much. And this may be leading to root rot, which then makes the plants look like they are getting too little water.

Instead of watering daily, check the plant daily. Touch the top of the soil and if that is dry to the touch, then you can water the plant.

These plants also like alot of sunlight. If you can move it to somewhere sunnier, this will help the plant take up more water and nutrients and this will leave less water lngering to rot the roots.

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Answered on July 10, 2017

Dear Heather - You are absolutely right - that is exactly what I am doing. Because they look like they are drying up, I keep watering them not realized I am letting the roots rot.

Will these survive you think? or should I start over and this time not try to drown them?

Thank you so much for your advice!

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