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Lemon Grass

38 reviews

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 90cm - 1.5m
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Moist / well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Lemon Grass Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

A tall perennial grass with a thick clumping habit and a distinct Lemon flavour. It is native to south east asia. In Vietnam it is grown around the houses to keep away snakes.

Lemon grass is an essential ingredient to many Asian dishes. The leafy tips can be used for tea (hot or cold) use up to 1 tbsp of chopped leaf to a cup of boiling water. The lower part of the stem is used in cooking, cut the stem about 1 cm from the base, using the base up to where the leaves separate, remove the two outer layers, bash with the back of a knife or a pestle then slice thinly, you can go one step further and pound it in a mortar and pestle. You can also put the stalk in whole after bruising and remove before serving. Use in stir-fries, soups, curries, sauces and syrups.

Lemongrass has antibacterial, antifungal, and fever-reducing effects. As a tea, lemongrass can be used to give relief for stomachaches, diarrhea, gas, bowel spasms, vomiting, fever, the flu, and headaches and other types of pain.

Externally an infusion or the essential oil can be used for fungal problems such as tinea.

Growing Conditions

Lemon grass prefers rich moist soil and partial shade. It can tolerate direct sunlight but plants grown in shade tend to have softer greener leaves. Lemon grass can be lifted and divided in spring, cut the leaves back to a couple of centimetres above the roots when dividing.

Research

In 2006 a research team from the Ben Gurion University in Israel found that lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) caused apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells. Through in vitro studies, the researchers examined the effect of citral, a molecule found in lemon grass, on both normal and cancerous cells. Using concentrations of citral equivalent to the quantity in a cup of tea (one gram of lemon grass in hot water), the researchers observed that citral induces programmed cell death in the cancerous cells, while the normal cells were left unharmed.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

December 2021 Update: Xmas Cutoff for Herb Plants - Dec. 6th 12.30pm. Read more here.

17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    11/15/2021
    Robyn M.
    Australia Australia

    The best

    Have put through a orders this year with the mudbrick cottage, I must say their service is superior to many other companies with online ordering, they make sure they post on a Monday so that the plants arrive quickly by express post in good condition. Well done Robyn

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    10/17/2021
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Will buy again

    Plants arrived quickly and in great condition.

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    09/12/2021
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Plants arrived in good condition

    Happy to receive plants in good condition. Ordering and delivery was seamless, thank you.