Eetbare tuin-edible garden: Cymbopogon citratus - Lemongrass

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Cymbopogon citratus or sereh is indispensable for lovers of Eastern and Thai cuisine.
This fragrant lemongrass can be used, for tea, in drinks, herbal remedies and oriental soups and meals.
The lower part of the stems is particularly suitable for co-cooking and baking in oriental dishes, etc.
This tropical grass is just as versatile in the garden. It grows in a polular shape up to a diameter of up to 1 meter.

The height can be 180 cm, the leaves are about 2 cm wide and 90 cm long.
The leaves are bright blue / green in color and smell like lemon if the leaf is bruised.
Lemongrass plants in your borders or along a walkway, if you walk past it and touch the leaf gives the plant a lemon scent.
The plant grows on all soil types and likes to have some water in the summer.
He also prefers a sunny place.
The leaves will remain green if the temperature remains above freezing. That is why the plant actually belongs in zone 10.

In a tub you can possibly overwinter the plant indoors in a light place. Also in a garage above the freezing point is sufficient.
The leaves freeze in the ground when there is freezing frost and in spring the pol is released again. If necessary, apply a mulching layer on top of the pol in winter to protect the roots. So you have fresh lemongrass every year in the kitchen.
Winter hardiness zone 8b (-10ºC).


  • Minimum temperature:-10ºC
  • Location:Sunny, light shade
  • Soil type:No special requirements
  • Water requirement:Light damp
  • Full ground:Yes, apply a good layer of mulching over the plant in winter
  • Tub plant:Yes
  • Flowering period:n/a
  • Origin / habitat:Sri Lanka, Tropical Asia
  • Growth rate:Normal
  • Maximum plant height:120/180 cm



Roger De Munck Posted on 9 July 2015 at 13:22

gebruik deze plant ook om in het eten te doen overheerlijk en ruikt nog eens lekker ook gemakkelijk in onderhoud redelijk winterhard indien men voorzorgen neemt

Bonnie Tervuuren Posted on 28 December 2014 at 23:58

Ik gebruik het voor het bereiden van diversen Oosterse gerechten, gaat niets boven verse stronkjes bij de bereiding in de keuken.

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