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Pelargonium Citrosum, Prince of Orange

Pelargonium Citrosum, Citrosa

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

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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...

View picture of Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant, Deodorizer Plant, Citronella Plant (Pelargonium citrosum) at Dave

"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."

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