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Lemon Grass

33 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.


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.


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)


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

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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


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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    Vivian F.
    Australia Australia
    Lemon grass

    The plants came promptly and were very healthy and well packed. I’ve since transplanted them into a pot and they are growing very well. I highly recommend Mudbrick Herb Cottage for any herbs you are looking for. This is not the first time nor will it be the last time I’ll be ordering from them.

    diana w.
    Australia Australia

    Arrived packaged really well in newspaper, nice wet soil and very healthy plants. Happy with purchase, thank you

    Ian W.
    Australia Australia
    Herb purchase

    All herbs ordered (lemongrass, galangal, betel leaf and bergamot) arrived promptly, in good condition and are thriving after planting out.