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Garden Myth ~ Citronella Geranium vs 5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants that Work

Article revealing the true citronella plant, other amazing mosquito repellents, recipes for effective natural bug sprays. The "citronella plant" is a geranium plant marketed as "Pelargonium citrosum", but according to the American Botanical Council, " 'Pelargonium citrosum' is not a valid taxonomic designation."[1] "P...


Full size picture of Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant, Deodorizer Plant, Citronella Plant (Pelargonium citrosum)


growing mosquito plant (citronella) in a pot - with instructions how to propagate for winter/next year.


How to Propagate Citronella Geraniums

Now that the citrosa geranium's (Pelargonium citronellum, Pelargonium citrosum “Van Leenii”) reputation as a mosquito-fighter has been exposed as a marketing gimmick, it can be enjoyed for its pleasant, spicy scent. If you have one of these scented geraniums, they are easy to multiply -- use them to line walks so passersby can brush by...


"Pelargonium citrosum" is marketed as a mosquito plant, or citrosa geranium in stores in the United States and Canada, but research indicates Pelargonium citrosum is ineffective against Aedes aegypti mosquitos. "Not only was the plant ineffective at protecting humans against Aedes mosquito bites, the mosquitoes were seen landing and resting on the citrosa plant on a regular basis."


Muškát citrónový – proti komárom, ( Pelargonium crispum 'Lemon' L., Pelargonium citrosum L. 'Mosquito fighter', ) 3,50 € / rastlinka :: RASTLINKY BYLINKY