Pelargonium ‘citrosum’ is a perennial subshrub with aromatic leaves which might be paying homage to citronella.
A member of the geranium household, mosquito plant carries the perfume of citronella in its foliage. When a leaf is crushed and rubbed on the pores and skin, it smells fantastic and helps naturally repel mosquitoes. (The plant itself doesn’t act as a deterrent to the pests.) Though rising mosquito plant isn’t as efficient as utilizing bottled repellents, mosquito plant works gently, and whenever you develop it in your backyard, it’s all the time readily available.
Plants owe their medium inexperienced texture to the lacy leaves. Growing upright to 2 to three ft in top, they can be utilized as a summer time border or one in all a number of contrasting textures in a backyard composition or a big combined container.