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Vietnamese Lemon Balm or Kinh Gioi

€2,40 EUR

Very common native plant from Vietnam and a standard ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. The plant is ornamental as well as edible and produces bright green saw-edged leaves with a tangy, lemony flavor. It is best to plant it near paths, decks or porches and you will be rewarded with a beautiful fresh fragrance. It can be grown as a perennial in regions with mild winters.


Scientific Name: elsholtzia ciliata

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 23-25C

Germination time in days: 5 -7 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60+ days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: welldrained

Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoors In March to May and keep soil temperature between 20-24C, They will need light to germinate. When large enough to handle, and after progressive exposure to outdoors temperatures, transplant them outside. Space plants by 45 cm in a well drained soil in a sunny spot.