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Questions About Lemongrass Plants

Asked by
Cajun2018 on
April 28, 2018

Q. Lemon grass

I live in central Alabama, my lemon grass was left outside in the ground this past winter. I have not seen any green leaves from this plant as of today April 28,2018. Can you tell me how to revive this plant?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 28, 2018
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Most of your area is outside of the natural growing zone of the grass, and will only be able to be grown as a perennial. This article will help you on the care of this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

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Asked by
Sasha on
May 11, 2018
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Q. Lemongrass

My lemon grass does not get bulbous like a green onion at the base_- from the ground up it’s mostly the shape of the leaf. I never have the white part to harvest only abundant green leaves . However the plant does well in size and is quite attractive. How do I get thick edible part to grow ?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 12, 2018
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Even the varieties with the largest pseudo bulbs do not get very big. You can expect an inch or two in length, and maybe at most, an inch across, but this would be rather large and take a few years to achieve.

This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

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Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 7, 2018
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The compost is fine... It needs to be mixed with potting soil, though. It doesn't appear to have any aeration, and it is likely much too strong for a grass. I would mix it into a potting mix at 1/3 strength, and work from there, adding a handful every few weeks.

This article will give you more information on the care of lemongrass: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 23, 2018

Q. Lemongrass

How do I know “when” to propogate? Purplish stalks? Brown?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 24, 2018
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Asked by
noviceinnarnia on
July 31, 2018
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Q. What is going on with my lemongrass?

I went out to look at my lemongrass and water plants to find a ton of it with these white rain drop shaped spots surrounded by black. see photo for details. what is it and how do I fix it?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 1, 2018
Certified Expert
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This is a type of rust that, typically, effects Bluegrass. This will be best controlled with dolomitic lime, and wettable sulfur, or instead you can use copper fungicides. I tend to lean towards the first option due to less toxicity, but the second option is stronger.

Although this is not the same rust species, it is very similar in how it spreads, and how it is controlled, so this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/brown-leaves-on-lemongrass.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 16, 2018

Q. lemongrass/sugar cane

is lemongrass related to sugar cane?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 17, 2018
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They are in the same family, but not the same genus. This means that they are close enough to be similar, but not close enough to cross pollinate.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 10, 2018

Q. Lemongrass stalks

We live in South Australia and have a lemongrass plant that has beautiful healthy looking grass but the stalks just don’t seem to develop. What should we be doing to encourage the stalks to thicken up?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 11, 2018
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It is possible that they need fertilization, but it is also likely that the soil is too compact for good growth. There are many reasons that this could be the case, unfortunately. Here is an article that can help you to care for these properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

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