Do Citronella plants work?
Likewise, people ask, do any plants actually repel mosquitoes?
Unfortunately, I've never found any research showing that plants can effectively be used to repel mosquitoes. The plant most commonly sold as the mosquito plant or citrosa is a lemon-scented geranium. However, burning or boiling the herbs may help repel mosquitoes from an area.
Also, do Citronella plants come back every year? Also called mosquito plant, the citronella geranium cultivar is a perennial in USDA plant hardiness zones 9b through 11. In other areas, it is either left in the ground and grown as an annual or dug up before winter and kept inside until spring.
Additionally, do Citronella plants actually work?
In fact, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden recommends lemon-scented plants such as citronella grass to keep mosquitoes at bay. And the good news is that the living plant is the most effective at repelling pests.
What is the best plant to keep mosquitoes away?
Here are five of the most effective mosquito repelling plants which are easy to grow in most regions of the US:
- Citronella. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents.