Interested in growing lemon grass? This guide will teach you everything you need to know, from sun requirements to watering and feeding.

Soil

What soil is good for Lemon Grass?

Well draining soil enriched with compost.

Position

How much sun does Lemon Grass need?

Full sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Lemon Grass frost tolerant?

The roots are semi hardy, however the leaves are frost tender. Lemon Balm dies back in cold winters and may re-shoot in spring depending on the severity of the frost.  

Spacing

How much space does Lemon Grass need?

Roughly 90cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Lemon Grass?

Lemon Grass is generally planted out in spring once the danger of frost has passed. 

Transplant in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Lemon Grass?

Roughly 90cm apart

Harvesting

When can I harvest Lemon Grass?

Harvest when the stems thicken by cutting them off at the base. 

Pests

What pests does Lemon Grass get?

Generally pest free

Diseases

What diseases does Lemon Grass get?

Cut back Lemon Grass regularly to encourage new growth.