Plant Care Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)
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Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Pelargonium citronellum
Pelargonium
Geraniaceae
Geraniales

How to care for Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

Water

How often to water your Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

Water needs for Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)
0.5 cups
every 9

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Citronella (anti-mosquito plant): 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Citronella (anti-mosquito plant): repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant)


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Citronella (anti-mosquito plant) has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Jerry avatar
@Jerry
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 21 XP
globe Fort Pierce, Florida
09/04/2021

Does not repel mosquitoes

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Victorious avatar
@Victorious
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 365 XP
07/31/2021

Great Starter plant! Great for best control!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Victorious avatar
@Victorious
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 365 XP
07/31/2021

A great addition to any garden and great beginner plant. Can grow in a container and helps with pest control.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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