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Grow a natural mosquito repellent plants in containers and
prevent bites.The citronella mosquito plant
is a genetically engineered geranium hybrid. The entire plant repels mosquitoes
with its citronella lemony scent.
amazon Citronella Mosquito Plant
Buy the plant from your local nursery of find it online at
amazon.com.I purchased my plants from
amazon and planted a few geraniums in containers and one in the ground by my
The foliage of the plant is
eye appealing and the scent of the leaves is that of a lemon.I recommend that you grow a few plants in
containers and set them close to your outdoor living space.
Choose a plant container that has drainage holes.Fill the containers with miracle grow to 8
inches set the plant in the pot and then fill the rest of the container with
soil.Water after you plant and set in a
sunny to part sun area.It is best to keep the soil evenly moist but not wet.Wet roots will cause the plant to die.
The mosquito plant will put out many leaves and these leaves
emit the oil and the fragrance that repels the mosquitoes.This is a natural method for repelling
Another way to prevent repel mosquito’s is to break off a
leaf, give it a good shake so the oil is realized and then rub the leaves onto
your exposed skin.
If you are like me and are mosquito magnet, then I would
recommend that you plant more than one plant. Put a few plants in containers
close to your patio, deck and along your garden path.
This geranium will repel mosquitoes up to 25
Grow the citronella mosquito plant outdoors during the summer
season.You will need to bring it
indoors before there is a fall frost. You can put it in your greenhouse or bring the plant inside your home and set it next to a southern exposed
window.The lemon scent will add a
lovely fragrance to your home.
View this YouTube video to learn about other flowers that repel mosquitoes.