Citronella, Odomas - Plant

Keep mosquitoes away from your home and sleep well by growing an amazing Citronella, Odomas plant in your garden.
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About Citronella

Odomas plant is a bushy, aromatic plant in Geraniaceae family. The stem is cylindrical, woody at the base, pubescent, green when young and turning brown with age. The leaves are alternate, stipulate, simple, with 5 primary lobes and secondary lobes and densely pubescent.

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

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5-8.0
  • Temperature 32 to 27 degrees C
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Citronella special feature

    Citronella, Odomas plant, Mosquito plant is actually a scented geranium.

    Citronella uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used as ornamental foliage plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • It is widely used in scenting soaps, mosquito repellents and for the isolation of rhodinal which forms part of most high grade perfumes
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    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. Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    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?

    To grow Citronella plant from cutting consider the following 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 10-15 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion of cutting into a small container in well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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 saeson (March-April)

    Do Citronella plants need full sun?

    Citronella plants prefer at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day whether it is planted outdoor or indoors.

    When to water Citronella plant?

    1. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 2. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are Citronella plants annuals?

    Citronella plant is an perennial aromatic grass belonging to Poaceae family.

    Can Citronella plants live indoors?

    Yes they can live indoor where at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is available.

    What does Citronella plant look like?

    Citronella plant is an perennial aromatic grass belonging to Poaceae family and closely resembles as lemongrass. Leaf sheaths are glabrous, leaf blades relatively thin, drooping 2/3 of their length, 40-80 cm tall, 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide.

    When to prune Citronella plants?

    Prune Citronella grass in late winter (Nov-Dec) or early spring(Jan-Feb) to reshape the plant and maintain the size.

    When do Citronella plants flower?

    Citronella plants flower in summer season (April-May).

    Will Citronella plants survive the winter?

    Yes it will survive in winter, just need to keep them at warm place during the winter season. Optimum temperature is 22-30 degree Celsius.

    Why is my Citronella plant leaves turning yellow?

    The main reasons of leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why is my Citronella plant leaves turning brown?

    The main reasons of leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant Citronella seeds?

    Plant Citronella seeds during the summer season (April-May).

    Where to plant Citronella?

    You can plant Citronella indoor or outdoor conditions. 1. At least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is available. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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?

    Plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com



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    Tuesday, 21 July 2020

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    Monday, 16 March 2020

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    Friday, 28 February 2020

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    Monday, 10 February 2020

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    Monday, 02 July 2018

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    Monday, 02 July 2018

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    Saturday, 30 June 2018

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    Saturday, 30 June 2018

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    Friday, 29 June 2018

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    Friday, 29 June 2018

    excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.

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    Thursday, 28 June 2018

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    Thursday, 28 June 2018

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    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

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    Monday, 25 June 2018

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    Monday, 25 June 2018

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    Sunday, 24 June 2018

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    Sunday, 24 June 2018

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    Sunday, 24 June 2018

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    Saturday, 23 June 2018

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    Friday, 22 June 2018

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    Thursday, 21 June 2018

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    Thursday, 21 June 2018

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    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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