Citronella, Odomas - Plant

Citronella, Odomasis a perennial subshrub with fragrant leaves that are reminiscent of citronella.
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About 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mosquito plant
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 4 feet
Flower Colour Light yellow
Bloom Time August to September
Difficulty Level 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.

Citronella 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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 32 to 27 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Citronella special feature

Best grown in woodland, native plant or wildflower gardens.

Citronella uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Citronella plant repel bees?

Citronella creates a masking odor that keeps bees away. Citronella will not harm bees directly, but honeybees and bumblebees will avoid areas that are infused with its smell

Is Citronella plant edible?

Citronella geraniums are edible

Does Citronella plant repel flies?

Citronella plants can also help to keep flies and other insects away from your garden space.

How to grow Citronella plant from cutting?

Cut 3 to 5 inches off the tip of a branch and remove all but the top two or three leaves. Dip the cut surface at the end into a dish of rooting hormone and sink it into the planting mix at least three nodes the thick parts of the stem where leaves and branches start deep. Put several cuttings in each pot. Don't let their leaves touch, spacing them at least 2 inches apart so their roots won't become tangled. Keep your cuttings in a bright, warm area near a window but out of direct sunlight. If you live in an area where winters are cold and central heating drives humidity down, make a tent with a clear plastic bag for each pot.

Do Citronella plants keep bugs away?

Citronella plants can also help to keep bugs away from your garden space.

When to plant Citronella?

Citronella plant can be grown outdoors during the summer

Do Citronella plants need full sun?

hese plants prefer at least six hours of sunlight every day whether it is planted outside or indoors near a window but can also tolerate some partial shade.

When to water Citronella plant?

water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.

Are Citronella plants annuals?

Citronella plants are perennial

Can Citronella plants live indoors?

Yes they can live indoor where direct or indirect light is available

Is Citronella plant safe indoors?

Yes Citronella plant safe indoors

What does Citronella plant look like?

A true citronella plant closely resembles lemongrass, while this imposter is larger with foliage that resembles parsley leaves

When to prune Citronella plants?

Prune citronella grass in late winter or early spring to reshape the plant and maintain the size that works in your landscape. Citronella grass can grow to heights of 5 to 6 feet with cane-like stems and flat green leaves

When do Citronella plants flower?

Citronella plants flower in summer season

Will Citronella plants survive the winter?

Yes it will survive indoor, just need to keep them indoor during the winter season

Why is my Citronella plant leaves turning yellow?

Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Will Citronella plant come back?

Yes, Citronella plant Will come back

Can Citronella plants be pruned?

You can pinch back citronella to form a more compact, bushy plant.

Why is my Citronella plant leaves turning brown?

A lack of light can also cause the leaves to turn brown: if the lower leaves are dying off while new growth at the branch tips appears to be reaching for the window or light source then you have insufficient light and you need to move the plant to a brighter window or supply supplementary light from a grow light.

When to plant Citronella seeds?

Plant citronella seeds during the summer season

Where to plant Citronella?

You can plant Citronella indoor or outdoor where direct or indirect light is available

When to plant Citronella grass?

You can plant Citronella grass during the summer season

Do Citronella plants really keep mosquitoes away?

Yes Citronella creates a masking odor that keeps mosquitoes away.

Does Citronella plant attract bees?

No, Citronella plant don't attract bees

How do Citronella plants reproduce?

you can reproduce Citronella through stem cutting and through seeds.

What is Citronella plant used for?

Oil from this citronella grass is extracted commercially and used to make products like citronella candles, incense and sprays. Most researchers say they're effective, natural mosquito deterrents, at least to some extent. Citronella grass by itself won't repel mosquitoes.

What is Citronella plant?

Cymbopogon nardus, common name citronella grass, is a perennial aromatic plant from the family Poaceae,

Is Citronella plant and lemongrass the same?

Citronella plant and lemongrass are not same

How to grow Citronella plant?

Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.



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Monday, 16 March 2020

I ve never ordered a plant online before. Will the plant not die doing delivery?

Archana Damle

Friday, 28 February 2020

Awesome packing for live plant.?

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Monday, 10 February 2020

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