Lemon Grass (Citronella) Plants


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Grow lime green Lemon Grass to help create a tropical atmosphere in your garden, and enjoy the zesty notes that it will bring to your favourite Southeast Asian curry.

Our Lemon Grass are mature plants in 1.5L pots. 

What is Lemon Grass?

Lemon grass is a quintessential tropical plant used in South East Asian cuisine.  This shrub-like herb has a citrus-like scent but its flavour is a more of a cross between lemon and mint.  

Culinary Uses for Lemon Grass

Try it in teas and cocktails for a refreshing flavour.  This plant is traditional used in  Thai curries and soups like Tom Yum.  (Use the bottom third of the stalk and pound to tenderise.)  

Growing Conditions - Lemon Grass  

Lemon grass likes a sunny spot and grows best in rich, free-draining soil. Like most tropical plants, it does best in hot, humid conditions, so don't plant it until at least late spring, and be prepared to water it at least every other day (aim for a fine mist).  Lemon grass prefers to be sheltered from the wind.  Plant in early spring or summer, and water every few days or when the soil becomes dry.  

Lemongrass usually grows to around waist height, but in the right conditions it can grow up to 1.5 metres high and spreads a lot.  You can contain its growth by planting it in a large pot (such as a half wine barrel) and dividing it as needed.   Mint, lavender and sage are good companion plants for lemon grass.

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.