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Lemon Grass

6 reviews

Cymbopogon flexuosus

East India lemon grass, native to India, Burma, and Thailand. This fragrant grass is the one most often used in perfumes but it is also good for flavoring food. We like to plant it in a flower bed and have even placed it in a large container, mixed with flowers and herbs. The plants grow to 3 feet in height. Has a natural germination around 40-50 percent.

50 seeds


Perennial, Zone 9-11

Germination: 7-21 days, 

Seed Planting Depth: On surface, press into soil. 

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-12 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 18-24" apart. 

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Average

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, ornamental

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Jim M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I’ve been caring for the lemon grass plant for months. It still hasn’t grown much. Very happy with Pintree seeds overall though.

Sally B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love Pinetree seeds!

I love the seeds from different countries to try. I have good luck with Pinetree seeds.

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Janelle J.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Spotty on sprouting.

There seems to be a 50/50 chance of the seeds I purchased sprouting.

My cat loves this

One of our cats is crazy about this. II germinates easily, grows slowly but steadily, and eventually becomes a large, attractive clump of grass. I keep one inside over the winter and our cat keeps it chewed short. Years ago another cat was equally enthralled with it so I had to keep 2 plants, one out of reach to recover while the other was chewed up. It is attractive in large pots. I haven't used it for cooking, but it has a nice lemon fragrance.

A Pinetree Garden Seeds Customer
Can be Tricky to Grow

I grew out two batches of this plant from seed last season. My first attempts completely failed, I don't think I had a single seed germinate. I purchased some additional seeds, did additional research (Growing them with a humidity dome on top of the fridge for two weeks seemed to be the trick) and was able to have a large successful crop the next go around. For me they were slow to germinate, but once I provided a warm and extra humid location they seemed to do alright. The plants grew healthy and big throughout the season dying back with the first hard frost of the season.