Plant Division: Lemongrass

Today we're taking a closer look at plant division, and how to use it to propagate lemongrass.

Many grasses, such as lemongrass, grow in clumps. Our Intuitive Plant Dialogue leads us to plant division as the most likely option for propagating lemongrass. So we'll harvest a clump and take it over to our Propagation Station for some work!

Trim the shoots (grass) to achieve a better Root-Shoot Ratio and help the cuttings stick. With lemongrass, you can make a delicious tea from the trimmings, or just throw them in the garden for some extra mulching. Each separate plant is called a "slip." You may trim the brown leaves or leave them on. Make sure the plant the slips deeply in either your planting box or seed bags. If you are dividing the plants out at a favorable time of year (with enough moisture to keep the plants from drying out), you can also plant the slips directly into the ground. If you choose to plant them in your box or see bag, they will be ready for transplant in about 2 months. Happy planting!

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