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Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant)

Pelargonium citronellum

$14.96
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-t- Planting Mix
Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant) Planting Mix

Helps your Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant) get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

1-2 ft.

Mature Width:

1-2 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

1-2 ft

Growth Rate:

Fast

Botanical Name:

Pelargonium citronellum

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The All-Natural Mosquito Repellant

Here's why everyone's buzzing about Citronella:

  • Attractive, citrus scented geranium
  • Grows well on patios and decks
  • Nicknamed the Mosquito plant, for its natural mosquito repelling oil in the leaves.
  • Convenient size, plant in containers and place them anywhere

The Sweet Scent of Citrus

If you love the great outdoors make sure you pick up a few Citronella plants. Not only is this geranium a drought-tolerant, vigorous grower, its thick green leaves give off a pleasant, citrusy fragrance that will carry throughout your garden or patio the whole summer long. Quickly growing up to 2 feet high, their compact mature size makes them a convenient plant to pot up and strategically place at patio entrances, along decks and throughout your garden. Plant them around your backyard retreat to make summer nights memorable.

Say Hello to Summer Nights

Citronella is the perfect outdoor plant. Not only does it look great in a decorative pot, the fresh scent of citrus will surround your outdoor spaces like no other plant can. Its fragrant leaves will also freshen up any room indoors. Once outdoors, let your Citronella plant work its magic. Try crushing one of the leaves, for a natural insect repellant that goes anywhere.

Citronella has soft leaves, similar to herbs like mint or basil. We grow your plants large, and then cut it back so it ships better. When they arrive, give them a drink then remove any damaged stems or leaves. Within days you’ll start seeing new foliage and stems popping out everywhere. Citronella is extremely fast growing.

This summer, it's time to enjoy your favorite outdoor spaces. Make sure you order several Citronella plants today.





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Customer Reviews

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Keeps the mosquitos away
This is a very effective plant. I have it right by my back door and no mosquitos this summer! It also has a very nice scent -- not too strong.
July 23, 2015
Fremont, CA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
11
Every yard should have this plant!
every yard should have this plant on their patio! Then take a clipping, root it in water. Then plant it was another section of your yard or a neighbors yard.
Also nursery's should advertise this plant. By chance I came across it on line and ordered two plants.
July 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Happy Plant
There's lots of mosquitos around here because I live by a lot of water and it has been raining more than usual. But when the Citronella plant is nearby, the mosquitos are not. I couldn't ask for it to be better than that.
July 25, 2015
Tunkhannock, PA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Worth it
Plants came with no damage and smell good. We able to sit on deck at night without being eating up. Have to say l never purchase plants this way but judging by how well they where package l would do it again.
July 28, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
smells wonderful
we bought 6 but one expired we were credited for it we love these plants not one bug on back deck able to enjoy our summer without getting bet best investment they are growing perfect this is a must buy
July 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
Citronella
I have ordered a lot of trees from this website and this is the first time I received a dead plant. The plant is almost dead when it arrived. The body is all twig and dry. It may have been pruned prior to shipping but it does not show any sign of survival until now. I have sent in an email to notify the customer service of pt's status upon arrival but has not received an email yet. I am still waiting for a response.
September 10, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Great plant for full sun.
this plant is hardy and looks very neat and tidy. So far no Mosquitos!
July 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
I love the cirtonella!
This plant basically takes care of itself. I bought 2 little plants & put them in one big pot. They started to grow noticeably immediately, and after 3 to 4 weeks they were almost as full as the picture above. I find that after I water the plant it gives off a very strong pleasant citrus scent and I can sit outside without being attacked by mosquitos.

I plan to buy several next year for my patio area. This is a very attractive container plant, with a beautiful fresh green color & is a great addition to any sitting area or garden.
July 26, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Love the Scent!
These arrived looking pretty good for sitting out on the front porch until I got home (Jupiter, FL) and it was HOT that day. I planted them right away. They perked up pretty fast. They all have new growth and the scent is lovely. I've even rubbed a couple of leaves on my fingers then applied the scent to my skin to ward off those nasty Florida insects. I plan on purchasing a couple more next year.
July 29, 2015
Jupiter, FL
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
Wonderful for patio.
Mosquitoes were horrible last summer 2014 making my mom's patio unusable. Bought these for this summer and we have enjoyed being outside all season.
August 8, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant)



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant).

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant) gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Citronella (Anti-Mosquito Plant) again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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To help prevent mosquitoes from attacking in the humid summers
Elda M on Jul 23, 2017
For mosquito control
Melissa W on Jul 20, 2017
To help prevent mosquitoes from attacking in the humid summers
Elda M on Jul 23, 2017
Mosquito repellent on our back patio
S T on Jul 21, 2017
For mosquito control
Melissa W on Jul 20, 2017
A beautiful alternative to citronella candles to keep away pesky mosquitos.
Allison P on Jul 19, 2017
I was in search of lemon grass but this plant came up on a search. Checked out the page and read many of the reviews which were all very positive. So I decided to go for this plant instead of my original .. hope I have the same positive experience.
Myra G on Jul 19, 2017
To get rid of mosquitos
Mary B on Jul 16, 2017
Could not locate a nursery in Northern CA. Found it right away on the internet.

MS. Baker
Cathy B on Jul 14, 2017
I used to have does plants but I gave them to my children when they moved out of our home and time to replace it.
sara k on Jul 13, 2017
Anti mosquito and smells great
McKenzie C on Jul 12, 2017
Pretty and useful
rosemarie c on Jul 11, 2017
Need anti-mosquito plants for patio
Madelon K on Jul 11, 2017
Many mosquitos in Florida. Hoping that it will work as well as review comments.
Roberto D on Jul 9, 2017
just love the smell ..
Rhonda B on Jul 8, 2017
I've had these plants before and they are wonderful.They work great.I will continue to buy them as needed.
Gloria J on Jul 6, 2017
Having just moved to Florida with all the rain lately mosquitoes are abundant. So we'll see how this works.
Jeri L on Jul 5, 2017
i chose this item because i have a whole bunch of mosquitos!!!! i hope it works!
Tamara D on Jul 5, 2017
My wife will not go outside unless I have the mosquito problem under control... I'm hopeful this citronella plant will do the job.
Angel N on Jul 4, 2017
Mosquitos because this has been a wet Spring/Summer.
Dusty G on Jul 4, 2017
Nice looking & functional plant.
Sonja M on Jul 3, 2017
Mosquitoes and a very good web site. Thank you
Donald D on Jun 30, 2017
For mosquito and love the smell
Ashley S on Jun 29, 2017
To keep Mosquito away in my patio
Roberta Daniella P on Jun 29, 2017
I am SO allergic to mosquito bites ~~ which take extra long to heal on me ~~ AND this plant is SOO pretty they will really dress up our new patio.
Britton C on Jun 29, 2017
Because of Anti mosquito.
One question. I thought I should get the free delivery for over $75 . Why still charged me the shipping fee($36.75) for the total of $114.85that I bought??
Franklin T on Jun 28, 2017
My family and I get chewed up by mosquito's in the summer and I like to spend time in my garden. I chose this item because of the rave reviews about it's effectiveness.
Danysha S on Jun 28, 2017
to repel Mosquitoes.
Its been a rather wet spring and a wet start to the summer,
anything I can do to prevent from Spraying would be of great value.
Paul R on Jun 27, 2017
We have much mosquitos n am hoping this will help.
Maria A on Jun 27, 2017
Get rid of those pesky pests
Nicholas P on Jun 25, 2017
The mosquitoes in Wisconsin are as big as dragonflies this year. I want this by MY outdoor chair!
DEBORAH W on Jun 22, 2017
natural defense against mosquito = no pestasides
MARTHA Z on Jun 18, 2017
Mosquitoes always find and bite my wife and she would like to sit outside
Thomas D on Jun 17, 2017
It's anti mosquito which, we have a lot of.
Tonya W on Jun 17, 2017
I planted these plants last year NO insects while out side.
Doris E on Jun 16, 2017
I'm attempting to protect my Granddaughter, in Texas , from mosquito borne Zika-Virus.
Anastazja R. N on Jun 15, 2017
To enjoy outdoor eating on deck w/o the mosquito!
Diana C on Jun 15, 2017
lots of mosquitoes in my backyard
Nestor V on Jun 11, 2017
Interesting! Never had one
Paula K on Jun 11, 2017
Many mosquitos in our area!
Karen S on Jun 10, 2017
Patio plant - lots of mosquitos in Wisconsin. Plus it helped me get free shipping. Thanks!
Mike N on Jun 7, 2017
mosquito repellent
Nikki H on Jun 6, 2017
I have a fish pond and multiple bug light, plus I frequently use mosquitos pond dunks but, the little buggers still bite when I'm enjoying my porch. My neighbor seem to be bug free and the only difference is she has citronella plants.
Gladys W on Jun 2, 2017
See if it works
Joseph P on Jun 2, 2017
SO many mosquitos!
Stacey R on May 31, 2017
because I'm now living in a wooded area so am hoping this product will help
Debra S on May 31, 2017
I purchased this plant last year and put it in a planter on my deck. I'm not positive it repels mosquito's but I'd like to think it helped. The Citronella plant actually looks really nice in a planter. I'm purchasing it again as a gift.
Denice T on May 30, 2017
mosquito repellent
Earlene B on May 29, 2017
I'm tired of retreating into the house at dusk. I want to be able to enjoy the outside again.
Rita A on May 29, 2017
Low maintenance. Mosquito repellent. Patio display.
Susan Y on May 29, 2017
I hope that we can sit out side and not be bothered by the mosquitos and I think the plant will look very attractive on our patio.
Debra F on May 29, 2017
BUG CONTROL
THEA K on May 29, 2017
Mosquito repellent on our back patio
S T on Jul 21, 2017
A beautiful alternative to citronella candles to keep away pesky mosquitos.
Allison P on Jul 19, 2017
is this plant safe for children and pets?
Caroline G on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The citronella plant is safe. It isn't recommended for eating, and can cause diarrhea and vomiting in dogs and cats if ingested.
does the mosquito bush survive the winter months?
Darrell B on Jul 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you're in zones 9 - 11 the Mosquito Plant is an evergreen. In zones 8 - 4 the Mosquito plant survives the winter, but dies back during it.
is it possible to break one plant down into small plants?
dea71365 on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I cut off a branch, removed lower leaves and placed it in water for a couple of weeks. I then planted it in potting soil and am having great luck with it.
Does this plant bloom?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Citronella provides lavender blooms all summer.
I read recently that it had been scientifically proven that this type of citronella plant had zero effect against mosquitos. Are you sure your claim that "Mosquitos will avoid it at all costs." is correct?
Margaret H on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are several plants that mosquitoes will avoid. Among them are the Citronella plants. There may be some cases depending on the area and climate, where the mosquitoes appear immune to the plant. There are usually environmental explanations for that. For the most part Citronella has proven to be a natural repellent to mosquitoes and several other insects.
is the mosquito plant a perennial or annual?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These are treated as "tender perennials" although they are grown as annuals in many locales. I continually cut clippings o root for new plants....
I have followed all the directions on planting for my patio. But it keeps getting dry leaves. The patio is covered but it still gets pretty hot there . Could this be my problem?
Trula H on Sep 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I see that it is sitting on a brick floor which attracts heat and pulls the moisture from the pot. Get some air beneath it and the floor, with either an upside down saucer, or pot legs. Treat like a Mum.
does this plant grow indoors?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes! You can grow these plants indoors, with proper plant planting and care.
How to care for mosquito plant?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Water your citronella mosquito plant near the soil surface when the soil feels dry to the touch, and remove dried or yellowed leaves. Deadhead flowers to increase blooming and pinch the stem below the node to encourage your plant to grow in a bushy habit. Citronella plants require neutral to alkaline soil. Geraniums require a ready source of nitrogen for optimum growth, so apply a 5-10-5 or 6-12-12 fertilizer before planting at a rate of 2 to 3 pounds per 100 square feet of soil, or 1 heaping tablespoon per square foot. Follow with applications of 10-10-10 or 8-8-8 slow-release fertilizer every four to six weeks throughout the growing season. When growing indoors, make sure your citronella mosquito plant has lots of light, and maintain temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and about 55 degrees at night. Use a well-draining potting mix and fertilize with a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer every month in the spring and summer. Cut fertilization back to every other month during the fall and winter. According to North Carolina State University, a potting mix of equal parts garden soil, perlite and peat moss is an ideal growing medium, but you can substitute leaf mold, composted yard waste or pine bark for peat moss.
How often do you water and how much?
Charlotte G on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Citronella plants prefer their soil to be moist. How often you water your plant, depends on your climate. You can test the moisture of your soil by sticking your finger about 2 inches into the soil. If the soil is dry than it is okay to water your plant. However, if it is moist then your plant does not require any additional water.
What size Pot is used to plant the Citronella?
Judy M on Oct 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would use a 5 gallon.
HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM IN WINTER?
MARHEA on Aug 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If planted outdoors you can place hay, pine straw or pine needles around the base to keep the roots warm. You can cover it with a towel or sheet at night to protect it from frost. If planted in a pot bring it indoors during cold snaps and inclement winter weather.
What Zone is Atlanta , GA located in?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: one answer says if you plant it outdoors, it will die back in winter and then come back. Other comment says you will have to plant in pots and bring inside in the winter. Which is it? I'm also in Atlanta, zone 7.
Why do some of the leaves turn brown?
Karen V on Jul 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, When plants get brown tips on their leaves it's generally an indication of poor watering habits. The best way to water a plant is to thoroughly flush it until water runs freely out the drainage holes. Shallow watering an cause brown tips on the leaves. But, brown tips are also an indication of lack of humidity.Here are a couple of useful tips for citronella: for a thicker fuller plant do not hesitate to give it a good haircut and don't waste the cuttings, they are a beautiful accent to an arrangement.
if i plant this plant out side will it grow back every year ? and with the snow weather kill it
A shopper on Sep 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Citronella can be grown directly in the ground in climate zones where frost does not occur. In northern climate zones citronella needs to be grown in a large pot or planter, ideally with casters, so it can be rolled indoors during winter.
Is this plant an annual?
Laine M on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on where you are located. If you live in zones 4-8 then they will be an annual.
Why are citronella plants measured in gallons?
Chris on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The reason they are listed as gallon sizes is because they are not guaranteed to come in at a specific height. You are receiving a mature root system that will quickly become an established part of your landscape.
is it a perennial?
Bob p on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought a few of these, the one I planted in the ground did not come back this year so no. I put the rest in planters and brought them indoors over the winter, great smell and they are growing beautifully,
are the three pictures same plant ?
alexander c on Aug 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are
Do you have the citronella bush to plant in the ground?
Yolanda M on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you live in zones 9-11 you can plant in the ground.
Do Citronella spread by running under/along surface of the ground? I'm wondering if they multiply in SE Louisiana.
Linda F on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They do not multiply.
Are citronella plants harmful for humans or animals if ingested?
Melissa B on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Citronella plant isn't harmful to humans, unless they're prone to plant allergies. However Citronella can cause vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs if digested.
Are they harmful to kids and pets?
Tim M on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have 2 elementary kids and a cat.
The scent is great. Neither one has attempted to eat the plant.. yet! They touch it and they have not develop a rash.
I live in Jackson, Tn. Is it ok to leave plant in pot outside during the winter months?
wilma h on Oct 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Wilma. I live in Southern California, where it doesn't really get cold. I find these plants very hardy. I tried growing one in the house, and it took off like a weed. Very long branches. It was hardier and fuller, growing outside. I took a couple of branches off and started new plants in other pots...very simple.

Leroy Pettigrew
Is this plant annual or perennial?
Arnold L on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on what zone you are in. If you are in zones 9-11 it would be a perennial. Zones 4-8 it would be an annual if kept outdoors.
What should I do with this plant in the Winter...zone 7?
Jana G on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have mine in pots and bring them into the house when the first frost is expected. They add a fresh, citrus smell to the house if you crush a couple of leaves each time you water.
Do the plant ward off mosquito?
Gerald T on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: it seems to work best in a location that will allow movement - wind, people walking by, etc - it gives off a stronger citronella scent when the branches/leaves are stirred around
zones 1-10?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We recommend Citronella plants for zones 9-11.
When you bring in your plants can you cut them back without harming them?
Mary S on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can trim them back, which can promote healthy growth.
should I cut back my plant in the fall if I am leaving it outdoors, or in a place where there isn't a lot of sun light?
Marcia R on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes pruning will help promote healthy new growth. If your in the recommended outdoor growing zone then leave it in Full to Partial sun.
If your outside the recommended outdoor growing zones then move them indoors in the winter.
The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm

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