Lemon Grass.

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Lemongrass is one of the fastest growing perennial plants. Its lemony stems are mainly used in East Asian cuisine to flavour broths, soups and curries.
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Description:

Lemongrass is one of the fastest-growing perennial plants. Its lemon-scented stalks are primarily used in East Asian cuisine to flavor broths, soups, and curries.

Varieties:

There are two common varieties of lemongrass:

- West Indian lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), which thrives easily in warm climates.

  

- East Indian lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), characterized by purple tinges on its stalks.

Cultivation:

Lemongrass thrives in warm temperatures with well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal water. It can be grown in pots or in the garden.

Location and Space:

The ideal location for planting lemongrass is in a warm and sunny area. Lemongrass plants can tolerate various conditions but prefer warmth, so ensuring they receive enough sunlight is crucial. They can grow up to 1.2 m tall and 80 cm wide, so ample space is necessary, whether in pots or garden beds.

Propagation:

Lemongrass can be propagated in several ways:

1. Seeds: Lemongrass seeds take approximately 21 days to germinate. Plant them at a depth of 5 cm and space them 50 cm apart.

  

2. Cuttings: Propagate lemongrass by planting cuttings directly into the soil.

3. Bushes: Lemongrass bushes can also be purchased and utilized as needed. Ensure not to use all the stalks at once, as they need to remain rooted in the soil.

**Care:**

Lemongrass is resilient and easy to care for. It requires sufficient sunlight and moderate watering. Trimming any dead foliage in late winter and early spring promotes healthy growth.

**Pests and Diseases:**

Lemongrass is resistant to many pests and diseases. If the plant appears weakened, ensure it receives adequate sunlight and provide additional water if needed.

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Data sheet

Name
Limoncillo. Lemon Grass
Origen
India
Height
1m
Colour
Green
Flowering
No
Location
Sun
Irrigation
Frequent
Applications
To cook and drive away mosquitoes
Sales format
Pot 13cm
Note
Al tratarse de planta viva y dependiendo de la temporada, la planta puede ser recibida, en algunos casos, no exactamente igual que en la fotografía, aunque sí lo más parecida posible. Sin que ello repercuta en la calidad de la misma.

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