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Citronella Plant

Pelargonium citronellum
    24 reviews
Citronella Plant
Citronella Plant
Citronella Plant
Mosquito Plant
Citronella Plant
Citronella Plant
Citronella Plant
Citronella Plant
Mosquito Plant
Citronella Plant
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Citronella Plant

Pelargonium citronellum
    24 reviews

Citronella Plants Keep Insects at Bay!

  • Crush leaves for natural repellent oil on tender skin!
  • Wonderful Citrus Scent
  • Grow as a patio plant or annual in cooler areas
  • Great in Containers and as a Houseplant
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Product Details

growing zone 9-10 Growing Zones 9-10
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Pink
Shipping Restriction AZ

The Citronella Plant aka Mosquito Plant naturally repels insects. With an attractive look and a delicious, citrusy scent you will enjoy having this plant around you whether you need to keep those pesky mosquitoes away or not!

Crush the leaves to release the oils and apply to even the most sensitive skin to keep those Zika-carrying pests away! No more nasty deet bug spray or being covered in bug bites for your family!

Citronella plants can thrive in full to part sun and can grow in any well-draining soil. Our basic potting mix is perfect for repotting these plants in decorative containers. Mosquito plants are drought and heat-tolerant and deer-resistant.

The Citronella plant is hardy in zones 9-11. Cooler climates can plant in containers for the patio and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year. Mosquito Plants can also be treated as an annual in zones 8 and colder.

Relax outside without itching or applying toxic bug spray all day! Order your Citronella Plant today!

Citronella Plant FAQ

How To Propagate Citronella

Remove a 3-5" cutting and leave only 2 or 3 leaves on top. Dip cutting into rooting hormone and plant in soil mix. Mist to keep soil and cutting damp. Cover with a plastic cover and set in a warm area to maintain moisture.

Where Should Citronella Be Planted?

Plant in a spot that has well drained soil with full sun to part shade conditions.

How To Use This Plant

Citronella are known to be used for their antifungal properties and as an insect repellent.

Citronella Plant Care

Citronella plant care isn't complicated at all. The Citronella plant can thrive in full to part sun.  Indoors, keep your Citronella mosquito plant near a sunny window or in a sunroom.  Water deeply once or twice weekly for the first 3 months when planting in the ground.  After establishment, Mosquito plants are drought tolerant.  Whether indoors or out water your Citronella plant when the soil is beginning to dry out.   You can test this by putting your finger about 1 inch in the soil.  If it is dry to the touch go ahead and water.  Add our balanced, slow-release fertilizer when planting to give your plant a boost.  Our basic potting mix is perfect for repotting these plants in decorative containers.

The Citronella plant is hardy in zones 9-11. Cooler climates can plant in containers for the patio and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year.  

Ever wondered, do deer eat Citronella plants? Citronella plants are deer resistant and heat and drought tolerant.

Landscape ideas

Citronella plants looks great in containers and are ideal for use as a patio or house plant.  In tropical climates 9 to 11 this plant is evergreen.  Plant in mass or borders around decks, patios, and pools for maximum effect.  Anywhere your family congregates is a great location for your Mosquito plant!

For additional options, be sure to browse our Shrub collection.

*This annual is not eligible for our year warranty.  

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