Lemon grass

A few months back, I saw that my wife had bought a pack of lemon grass from the Oriental supermarket, which was sitting in the fridge for a while. I asked her if I could have one stem of lemon grass to try and grow it. She agreed to this and so I took it and soaked it into a small jar of water.

Now I did note that all the tips of the lemon grass stems were cut off. But as the bulb on the stem looked intact, I thought that it should have a chance to grow new roots and shoots. And during the last few months, I simply ensured the water in the jar was topped up and occasionally added a little fertiliser into it.

Lemon grass stem
Lemon grass stem

In over 2 months time, it is time to show what has grown after all that time of sitting in that jar of water. A large root ball and a new side shoot growing from the original stem.

Root ball grown over 2 months
Root ball grown over 2 months
New stalk of lemon grass growing
New stalk of lemon grass growing

I’m pretty pleased with the results, and hopefully it will continue to grow over the coming months. Just goes to show that even stems which have been in the fridge for a while can still grow new shoots. Amazing!

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