Our Office Pet: the lemon grass

Office desk lemon grass

We have an office pet at One Man Band Accounting.

It’s not the usual kind of pet, it’s tall and green and tastes wonderful.

Over at @JudyHeminsley ‘s Work From Home Wisdom there has been a lot of discussion recently about office pets.

Our pet lemon grass is indeed that citrus scented grass you buy in the supermarket to put in your Thai curry.

Bought from Cross Common Nursery (not an affiliate or sponsored link) at the tip of Cornwall, our pet does a grand job of keeping us company.

When those leaves get a bit much, they’re snipped off and used as a tea or fried up with diced paneer and lots of garlic, ginger and chilli.

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  1. Lynn Fotheringham says:

    Never thought about lemon grass being a plant you could grow on the window cill – just assumed it was something we could never find in the supermarket in north Lancs.

  2. I got my plant from a family run nursery in Cornwall, although you can grow them from a supermarket one.

  3. A ha I recently spied this on Judy’s website. I love Thai and think I should definitely have a pet like this. No need for walking in these cold months 🙂

  4. The leaves make a lovely infusion and you can add them to black or green tea.

    I prune the leaves back on mine as they’re several feet long and get in the way otherwise.


  5. Fabulous pet. Quiet and doesn’t eat a lot. I must get a pet – any suggestions Rosie?

  6. I’d recommend an edible plant or a medicinal one. Aloe vera is a good choice and even comes with its own name: Vera 🙂

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