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

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height36 inch (91 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name horse balm
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 4.00 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. Select a location with a little afternoon shade, and space plants 18 to 24 inches apart.

    Sunlight Part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 27/21 or 32/27C
    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. 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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