Citronella Plant (Mosquito Plant)
Pelargonium ‘Citronella’ (Scented Geranium) is an upright type of Geranium with beautiful deeply cut and serrated green leaves. Lavender pink flowers add to its charm. Strongly scented, the pretty leaves exude a delicious, sharp citrus scent when bruised, giving it the nickname ‘mosquito plant’ for its ability to naturally repel mosquitos from outdoor spaces. Makes a wonderful potted plant.
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- Citronella plant is frost-sensitive and prefers tropical temperatures and well-drained, almost dry soil in a location with good air circulation. Keep your citronella plant in a location that receives 5-6 hours of sun each day, although this plant can tolerate partial shade.