|Lemon Grass/ Green tea Leaves plant|
|Lemon Grass, green tea leaves|
The lemon grass grows like wild and may need trimming to contain it in its pot, especially when it gets the right place, partial sunlight and regular watering. How to make herbal tea- The procedure for using this in herbal tea is to cut few strands of lemon grass and cut it into small pieces and add to the tea mixture while making tea. the boiling water will immediately release the fragrance of lemon grass and the concoction is very good for colds and coughs.
Tips for growing lemon grass plant- I see many places the lemon grass s dried and except for only a few strands in the center the plant looks like almost dead! Let us consider few important tips for healthy lemon grass growing.
Firstly keep the plant into a sheltered window sill or garden where it will receive only morning or evening sunlight and not for whole day as this plant cannot tolerate direct sunlight for full day and the leaves will dry off. Once the moisture is dried the leaves will also not give out its healthy benefits and fragrance. Also do remember when cutting leaves for use to make herbal tea, try to avoid cutting from the center. The plant forms new leaves from its center and when you pluck small new leaves the plant faces trauma and may stop new growth. Try to use leaves that are mature and from the out side of the plant that are long and will dry soon when not trimmed.
While watering the lemon grass plant take care to avoid watering in the hot sun as the leaves may burn. There will also be signs of dry tips on edges of leaves when the lemon grass plant does not get sufficient water according to its needs.