Citronella, Odomas - Plant
Citronella, Odomasis a perennial subshrub with fragrant leaves that are reminiscent of citronella.
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Citronella, Odomas Plant
Description for Citronella, Odomas
Plant height: 14 - 22 inches (35 - 56 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)
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): Mosquito plant
Flower colours: Light yellow
Bloom time: August to September
Max reachable height: 2 to 4 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.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 32 to 27 degrees C
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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.