Keep mosquitoes away from your?Ç¬†home and sleep well by growing an amazing Citronella, Odomas plant
in your garden.
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.
||18 inch (46 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||2 to 4 feet
||August to September
||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.
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.
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.
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.
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
||32 to 27 degrees C
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.
- The plant is used as ornamental foliage plant
- 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