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Pelargonium citrosum - Citronella Plant - NYC Local Pickup & Delivery Only

3.5" Nursery Pot

Introduce a refreshing and functional element to your garden with the Citronella plant, renowned for its citrusy fragrance and natural insect-repelling properties. This attractive, bushy plant features lush, green foliage that emits a delightful lemon scent, making it a popular choice for patios, gardens, and outdoor living spaces. The Citronella plant not only enhances the visual appeal of your garden but also provides a natural way to keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay. Its versatile nature allows it to thrive in containers or as part of your garden landscape.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Pelargonium citrosum
  • Common Name: Citronella plant, Citronella, Mosquito Plant
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Native Range: South Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers medium to bright light, direct sunlight is best
  • WaterAllow first inch of soil to dry out before watering. Tolerates being dry better than being soaked. This plant is drought tolerant. 
  • Humidity: Can tolerate any humidity 
  • Temperature: 55-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to harvest for seasoning
  • FeedingApply a diluted liquid fertilizer about once a month during spring and summer
  • Growth: Compact and shrubby, will take over a pot when happy
  • Propagation:  Seeds
  • Pests: Very few, scale is possible
  • Toxicity: Safe for humans and pets in small amounts, may lead to liver damage if too much has been ingested

Caring for the Citronella plant is simple, making it perfect for gardeners of all experience levels. These hardy plants thrive in full sun to partial shade and prefer well-drained soil, requiring regular watering to maintain their vibrant appearance. Citronella plants are relatively pest-resistant and can tolerate a variety of soil conditions, ensuring a low-maintenance gardening experience. With the Citronella plant for sale, you can effortlessly add both beauty and practicality to your outdoor space, enjoying its pleasant aroma and pest-repelling benefits throughout the growing season.