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The easiest way to grow lemongrass at home

Technology of growing lemongrass It is not difficult, because this is an easy plant to grow, and needs very little nutrition, so it is easy for people to propagate on a large scale. Understanding the information that Fao is about to share below, will help you own well-developed, big and plump lemongrass bushes.

What are the benefits of growing lemongrass?

Besides, lemongrass is the raw material for processing many delicious dishes such as stir-fried veal, roasting meat, making soft drinks, boiling snails … are all rustic dishes that fascinate many people.

High yielding lemongrass cultivation technique
High yielding lemongrass cultivation technique

Besides that, grow lemongrass indoors It also repels mosquitoes and many other insects. Because, although the smell of lemongrass is pleasant to humans, it is very hostile to insects.

In oriental medicine, lemongrass is an ingredient in some medicinal remedies. In the past, every time they were sick, they would take lemongrass leaves and other herbs to cook a steam bath or drink to help reduce fever.

How to grow lemongrass at home

Planting lemongrass There are a few different ways, the next content Fao would like to share 3 ways suitable for your conditions, living in the city or rural area, and apply accordingly.

Techniques of growing lemongrass propagated in rural areas

In the countryside, people propagate lemongrass quite simply, a lemongrass bush over time will lay more branches, and then develop into an adult tree. The larger the size of the bush, the plants inside do not have space to grow, resulting in stunted growth and gradual leaf drop.

To deal with that problem, people often separate the dust and plant it in other clusters of land. Every big bush splits into 5-6 small bushes, find a place where the soil is high, not waterlogged, not arid, dig holes, fertilize a little organic fertilizer, rotting manure, then plant lemongrass, water and wait. on the day the tree will take root and grow.

The technique of growing lemongrass in the country

This method applies to people living in cities, lemongrass has no roots, only roots, so it is necessary to apply the method of growing in water with the following steps:

Step 1:

Cut off the top of the lemongrass branch so that the length of the lemongrass branch is about 15cm. Soak lemongrass in water and place in a cool place with sunlight.

Step 2:

About 2 days later, you will see the lemongrass starting to take root and after about a week it will start to sprout leaves.

Step 3:

Be sure to change the water every few days. Regular like that, after about 2 weeks, your lemongrass branch will have enough leaves and roots to be able to grow into a tree.

Step 4:

Planting lemongrass in the ground. For the first 2-3 days, you need to water the soil so that the plants can quickly adapt to the new environment. In the 3rd week, the plants will start to grow normally.

The technique of growing lemongrass in styrofoam

This method is similar to the above two methods, but instead of planting in the ground or in a pot, you can plant it in a styrofoam container for cleanliness. The steps for handling seedlings are still similar to the two methods above.

However, in this planting method, you need to prepare the soil carefully to have enough nutrients for the plant to grow and develop. Remember to leave a hole in the bottom of the pot to drain the water and avoid waterlogging for the plant.

How to take care of lemongrass plants

Lemongrass plant care is quite easy, just maintain enough moisture in the soil, neither too dry nor too wet. Regularly check periodically, remove weeds, if found withered leaves, cut them off. When the bush is too large, it is necessary to divide it into small bushes to give the plant space to grow.

Lemongrass is a plant with a special aroma, insects are very afraid, so there are very few pests. So you don’t need to worry about this issue.

Harvest lemongrass tree

When collecting lemongrass, people should note that they should take the fat lemongrass branches lying in the dust. When picking, pay attention not to pull the tree directly, but use the right hand to close to the root, gently rotate the lemongrass root 2-3 times, the lemongrass branch automatically moves out of the dust.

This gentle way of harvesting helps to quickly prevent the lemongrass from being cut across the stem, leaving the root, and secondly, creating space inside for other seedlings to develop.

Above is Agri’s entire guide to lemongrass growing technique. Hope the article helps readers, thank you and good luck!

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaney
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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