Citronella - Plant
Description for Citronella
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Horse balm||Light yellow||August to September||2.00 to 4.00 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full sun/Partial sun||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||27/21Â° or 32/27Â°C||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. Can be kept indoor in living room and in terrace area.
Medicinal use: NA