Is a Citronella Plant a Perennial?

Answer Citronellol is an oil that is present in more than 30 different plants, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency's website. This essential oil is used as an insect repellent. Although th... Read More »

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How do I plant citronella?

PlantingPlant the citronella from cuttings or as shoots from seeds, in an area with sandy fertile soil with a pH between 6.1 and 7.8, and where it will receive regular rain and full sun. Use a spa... Read More »

Citronella Plant Uses?

Citronella is a tall tropical grass closely related to lemongrass. It's notable for its citrusy scent and insect-repellent oil. Unlike lemongrass, citronella grass is inedible and has an unpleasant... Read More »

How do I take care of a citronella plant?

Keep citronella plants in quick-draining soil, in pots with drainage holes. These plants need good drainage to survive. Maintain the citronella plant in a place where it will receive full sun every... Read More »

Is a Citronella Plant Toxic to Dogs?

Like so many confusing monikers, citronella doesn't come from the citronella plant. The citronella plant, also called the mosquito plant, is actually a member of the geranium family. Grown as a mos... Read More »