1-2-3 Done!™ Citronella Mosquito Repellent
The citronella is a scented geranium, and is also known as mosquito plant because of its ability to repel mosquitoes. Pot up a few containers for the deck or patio and enjoy the soft purple blooms and wonderful lemon-scent. You can also break a leaf, bend it and rub the oil on your skin for an all-natural topical insect repellent.
- Plant one or two biodegradable pots of Bonnie's mosquito plant in a large container, at least 12 inches apart.
- Ensure your soil is light and well drained, preferably on the dry side. Avoid too much fertilizer; excess nitrogen reduces the fragrance.
- Trim back this vigorous grower regularly, and shape into any form you choose.
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