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Citronella is one of the most common mosquito repellent plants due to its strong smell (lemon´s fragance). It´s native of India and Sri Lanka. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, fungicidal and astrigent properties.It is easy to grow, since it only needs direct or partial sunlight and water (does not need much irrigation)

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Yes, citronella is a fantastic mosquito repellent. I don't have a plant, but I usually mix a little bit of citronella essential oil with some peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium and lavender essential oils -- effective against mosquitoes, yet smells good.


It seems a great mix, especially peppermint´s smell (I love peppermint and eucaliptus).
I recommend you to buy a citronella. Also, is easy to reproduce. Actually, I have two plants. Those pictures are from a citronella that was part of another plant. I cut a part of the citronella, put it in water and, more or less in a week, a root grew. I planted it and... voila... a new citronella 😉


Thanks for recommendation, I'll try to find it at plant nursery, especially because it's a low maintenance plant and easy to reproduce 🙂

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