A wonderful herb for herb teas and asian cooking. Use the lower 10-15cm of the fresh stem whole or chopped. Bruise the stems to release the flavour. Tastes good with curries, soups and casseroles. Grows into large bushy clumps which like it quite warm and quite wet. Easily grown in pots handy to the kitchen. Cut back in winter or just leave it for the wild look. Protect from frost. Can be used medicinally or as an insect reppellent. We have pots on our deck which smell lovely and to help repel pesky summer mozzies! 

LEMON GRASS (Cymbopogon citratus)


    Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,