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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 1G
Ignite Your Garden with Fragrant Elegance! Grow Your Own Vibrant Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) - A Culinary Gem! 🍋🌾
Are you ready to transform your garden into a Southeast Asian paradise? Look no further than our dazzling Lemongrass – the tropical sensation that's sweeping gardens with its charm and appeal. Brace yourself for a culinary journey like no other and unlock your gardening prowess with this aromatic superstar! 🌿
🌿 Plant Size & Container Volume 🌿
- Arrives in a robust 1-gallon pot, primed for your garden's success.
🌞 Ideal Growing Zones & Habits 🌞
- Flourishes in USDA hardiness zones 8-10.
- Typically reaches a graceful height of 3-4 feet.
- Thrives in full sun and adapts effortlessly to various soil types, as long as it's well-drained.
🍋 A Symphony of Flavors 🍋
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the citrusy symphony of Lemongrass! This culinary gem boasts a unique blend of zesty lemon and hints of invigorating ginger, making it a must-have for any food enthusiast.
Fresh Aromas, Fresh Experiences: Lemongrass leaves and stalks are a treasure trove of fresh, aromatic flavors. Each bite or sip promises a burst of rejuvenating citrus notes that elevate your dishes and drinks to new heights.
Culinary Enchantment 🫕
Now, let's dive deeper into the culinary delights that Lemongrass offers:
- Soups That Sing: Enhance your soups with Lemongrass, infusing them with a bright and uplifting essence. From soothing broths to hearty bisques, Lemongrass takes your soups to the next level.
- Curry Creations: Spice up your curries with the vibrant flavor of Lemongrass. Its citrusy zest harmonizes perfectly with a medley of spices, creating a symphony of taste that's simply irresistible.
- Stir-Fry Sensation: Elevate your stir-fries with Lemongrass, adding a refreshing twist to your favorite veggies and proteins. The result? A stir-fry that's bursting with flavor and fragrance.
- Marinades That Marvel: Transform ordinary meats and tofu into culinary masterpieces with Lemongrass-infused marinades. Your taste buds will thank you for the delightful journey.
- Herbal Tea Heaven: Lemongrass isn't just for savory dishes. Its fragrant leaves are perfect for crafting revitalizing herbal teas. Sip on a cup of Lemongrass tea to unwind and rejuvenate.
- Exotic Oil Infusions: Take your culinary adventures further by infusing oils with Lemongrass. Drizzle Lemongrass-infused oil over salads, grilled vegetables, or seafood for a burst of flavor that's nothing short of exotic.
- Cocktail Creativity: Raise the bar at your next gathering with Lemongrass syrup. Craft unique cocktails that dazzle your guests with an exotic twist. Lemongrass Mojito?
Lemongrass is your ticket to a world of culinary possibilities. Its versatile, aromatic profile will have you experimenting in the kitchen and delighting your taste buds with every bite and sip. Explore the endless culinary horizons with Lemongrass and elevate your cooking to an art form. 🌿🍽️
🌱 Lemongrass: Your Green Guardian with Ornamental Elegance
Lemongrass isn't just a culinary superstar; it's an eco-friendly champion that works wonders in your garden, all while adding a touch of ornamental elegance. Here's the inside scoop on how to maximize its potential:
Planting Wisdom & Ornamental Charms 🌱🌿
- Where to Plant: Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil. Lemongrass thrives in full sun, soaking in the warmth and light for optimal growth. Its graceful foliage and slender stalks bring a touch of elegance to your garden, transforming it into a Southeast Asian paradise.
Transplanting Tips & Eco-Friendly Care 🌱
- How to Plant: When transplanting Lemongrass, handle it with care. Avoid planting it too deep; instead, place it so that the crown is just above the soil surface. Ensure the soil is firmly packed around the roots to provide stability and support.
- Organic Practices: At GreenDreams, we're committed to organic gardening practices, and Lemongrass is no exception. Embrace organic fertilizers and pest control methods to ensure your Lemongrass thrives naturally.
The Magic of Pruning 🌱
Pruning Lemongrass is where the real magic happens. Here's how to unlock its eco-friendly potential:
- Slow Decomposition & Sunlight Love: By trimming it back to about 2 feet, 2-3 times a year, Lemongrass aids in slow decomposition, providing your garden with a steady supply of natural mulch. This enriches the soil, enhancing its fertility and moisture-retention capabilities. When growing indoors, Lemongrass still craves sunlight. Be sure it receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, ideally morning sun.
- High Carbon Content & Silica & Potting Perfection: Lemongrass is rich in carbon and silica, two essential elements for soil health. The high carbon content adds organic matter, improving soil structure, while silica fortifies plants against stress and diseases.
- Mycelial Marvel & Regular Pruning: Pruned Lemongrass fosters a mycelial web beneath the soil's surface. This web connects plants, allowing them to share nutrients and creating a thriving, interconnected ecosystem. It's like nature's internet for your garden!
Lemongrass is your multifaceted garden ally, offering both ornamental beauty and eco-friendly benefits. With proper care, it contributes to soil health, conserves water, and fosters a thriving garden ecosystem, all while gracing your surroundings with its elegant presence. Wherever you plant it, Lemongrass is your companion in creating a sustainable, vibrant garden. 🌱🌿
🌟 Historical & Folklore Tidbits: Lemongrass, A Culinary Legacy 🌟
Uncover the captivating history and folklore surrounding Lemongrass, a culinary treasure deeply woven into the tapestry of Southeast Asian traditions. Its very name evokes the essence of its citrusy scent and zesty flavor, making it an integral part of Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian cuisine. Dive into the vibrant past of this aromatic herb:
Ancient Roots & Culinary Heritage 🌏 Lemongrass's storied history dates back centuries. Its roots can be traced to the ancient kitchens of Southeast Asia, where it was cherished for its remarkable flavor and fragrance. Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian cuisines, known for their intricate and harmonious blend of flavors, all embraced Lemongrass as a culinary cornerstone.
Aromatic Allure in Asian Cuisine 🍽️ In Thai cuisine, Lemongrass is a culinary superstar, appearing in iconic dishes like Tom Yum soup and Green Curry. Its invigorating aroma and zesty notes elevate the dining experience, leaving an indelible mark on Thai gastronomy.
Vietnamese Pho & Lemongrass Harmony 🍜 Venture into the world of Vietnamese cuisine, and you'll find Lemongrass lending its exquisite flavor to dishes like Pho, where its citrusy grace mingles harmoniously with fragrant herbs and savory broths. The result is a sensory symphony that has captivated taste buds worldwide.
Indonesian Cuisine's Flavorful Elixir 🌶️ In Indonesia, Lemongrass is celebrated in dishes like Rendang, a spicy beef stew that embodies the heart of Indonesian cooking. Its robust flavor profile adds depth and character to the cuisine, making Lemongrass an essential component of many beloved recipes.
Folklore & Healing Traditions 🌿 Beyond its culinary fame, Lemongrass holds a special place in folklore and traditional medicine. In various cultures, it's believed to possess medicinal properties, including aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and calming the mind. Lemongrass tea is a popular remedy for soothing both body and soul.
A Global Culinary Voyage 🌎 Lemongrass's journey from Southeast Asia to kitchens worldwide is a testament to its universal appeal. Today, it's embraced by chefs, home cooks, and food enthusiasts everywhere, offering a taste of exotic lands and a connection to rich cultural traditions.
The Lemongrass Legacy Continues 🌱 As you welcome Lemongrass into your garden and kitchen, you become a part of this enduring legacy. Its history and folklore are interwoven with the flavors and aromas that have delighted generations, and now, you have the opportunity to create your own culinary tales with this remarkable herb.
🤩 Appeal & Characteristics 🤩
- Graceful, wispy leaves and vibrant green stalks.
- Infuses your garden with a tropical touch.
- Drought-tolerant once established.
🏡 Perfect For 🏡
- Home chefs and culinary explorers.
- Gardeners seeking low-maintenance, flavor-packed herbs.
- Lovers of Southeast Asian cuisine.
🚫 Not Recommended For 🚫
- Indoor gardening (it thrives outdoors).
- Extremely cold climates.
🌿 At GreenDreams, we're your trusted source for the finest organic plants, nurturing your gardening dreams. Elevate your garden and culinary delights with our Lemongrass - your ticket to tropical magic! 🌿
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASING LIVE PLANTS:
*Please be advised that our online store selections are NOT available for pickup at our retail location in Spring Hill, Florida.
Inventory for our online store is located at a separate facility and are priced and handled exclusively for packaging & shipping.
Click here to learn more about our Spring Hill, FL retail nursery location, including countless more nursery selections ready for pickup - larger sizes and wider variety of plants not suitable for nationwide delivery.
1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.
2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.
For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.
For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.
3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.
We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.
Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.
For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.
🌿 Important Shipping Information
Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.
Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.
Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.
Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.
Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better
Terms and Conditions for Purchasing Live Plants
1. Understanding of Shipping Stress
By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.
2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage
Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.
3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations
Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.
4. Agreement with Shipping Information and Schedule
Customers, by making a purchase, have reviewed and agreed upon our shipping protocols and schedules. They acknowledge the presence of a countdown clock on the website and our once-weekly shipping policy every Monday, recognizing the rationale behind avoiding weekend layovers for the plants.
5.Extreme Weather Conditions
Customers acknowledge that our store is not responsible for damage or loss of live plants due to extreme weather conditions during transit and delivery. This includes exposure to cold or freezing temperatures during the winter months and extreme heat during the summer. We provide tracking information when orders are processed every Monday to ensure customers are aware of the delivery schedule. It is the customer's responsibility to prevent packages from being left outside in conditions that may cause damage. Our store does not accept responsibility for any adverse effects caused by weather conditions beyond our control.
6. No Refund Policy
Customers agree that refunds are only processed under exceptional circumstances. Our store will not be held responsible for poor plant choices relative to location suitability, extreme conditions during and/or post-shipment, and improper post-purchase plant care.
7. Responsibility of Care
Upon purchase, customers agree to assume full responsibility for the ongoing care of the plants. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate watering, exposure to suitable light, and adherence to specific care instructions pertinent to each plant type.
By proceeding with this purchase, customers consent to all the terms and conditions stated above, confirming understanding and agreement to all stipulations mentioned.
These terms and conditions aim to ensure clarity, mutual understanding, and agreement between the seller and the customer to facilitate a smooth transaction and foster a positive customer experience.