Lemon grass is a tropical plant that grows easily. This is a perennial herb that can be grown in your herb garden during summer or spring. The greyish green foliage can grow up to 2 to 4 feet long and can be mistaken as weeds or beach grass. The stalks can grow up to 6 feet high in favourable climate. A small time maintenance, exposure to sun and moderate water will suffice for this herb that has lemon like aroma.
The botanical names of popular lemon grass are Cymbopogon nardus, Cymbopogon citratus, and Cymbopogon flexuosus. . The Cymbopogon family includes a number of aromatic plants that are edible.