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Citronella - Plant

Citronella is a perennial 'clumping' grass which grows to a height of five to six feet.

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Citronella Plant
 

Description for Citronella

Plant height: 28 - 44 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

It can be grown directly in the ground in any climate where frost does not occur and it flourishes when receiving direct sunlight. In northern climate zones, people often grow citronella in a large pots that they bring indoors for winter.

Citronella oil is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon. The oil is used extensively as a source of perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol.

Common name(s): horse balm
Flower colours: Light yellow
Bloom time: August to September
Max reachable height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

Mosquito plant is actually a scented geranium. The plant produces a pretty pinkish colored blooms in summer. Plant in spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed, about the same time you plant tomatoes. Select a location with a little afternoon shade, and space plants 18 to 24 inches apart.

Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 27/21 or 32/27C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Citronella

  • Mosquito plant is actually a scented geranium.
  • The plant produces a pretty pinkish colored blooms in summer.
  • Plant in spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed, about the same time you plant tomatoes.
  • Select a location with a little afternoon shade, and space plants 18 to 24 inches apart.

Typical uses of Citronella

Special features: Best grown in woodland, native plant or wildflower gardens.

Culinary use: na

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

Medicinal use: na

References

  • https://bonnieplants.com
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/