Citronella - Plant
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Citronella is a perennial 'clumping' grass which grows to a height of five to six feet. 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. ( 536 times booked in last 90 days )
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Description for 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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Horse balm||Light yellow||August to September||2.00 to 4.00 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and careMosquito 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.In early spring, a new plant can be propagated by splitting large clumps into smaller sections and replanting them in pots or other areas of the garden.
|Full sun/Partial sun||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||27/21Â° or 32/27Â°C||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.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Can be kept indoor in living room and in terrace area.
Medicinal use: NA
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