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Mosquito Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pelargonium 'Citrosum' syn. Pelagonium citrosum, Pelargonium graveolens 'Citrosum'

 

Mosquito Plant

Pelargoniums are popular plants often seen in bedding schemes or in summer hanging baskets. They are mostly shrubby perennials requiring a sunny position and frost free conditions. There are four main groups, 'ivy leaved', with an attractive trailing habit, 'scented leaved' with pleasant aromatic flowers, 'regal' with large, richly coloured flowers and 'zonal' which have leaves with a band of contrasting colour. Pelargonium 'Citrosum' is a scented pelargonium. It is commonly sold as the Mosquito Plant in North America. It has highly scented foliage and produces tiny pale pink/white flowers.

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plant Features
  • Mosquito Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mosquito Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mosquito Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Mosquito Plant likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Mosquito Plant

Latin name

Pelargonium 'Citrosum' syn. Pelagonium citrosum, Pelargonium graveolens 'Citrosum'

type

Flowering plant

family

Geraniaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mosquito Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mosquito Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Mosquito Plant likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Mosquito Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mosquito Plant is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Pelargonium 'Citrosum' syn. Pelagonium citrosum, Pelargonium graveolens 'Citrosum'

Pelargoniums are popular plants often seen in bedding schemes or in summer hanging baskets. They are mostly shrubby perennials requiring a sunny position and frost free conditions. There are four main groups, 'ivy leaved', with an attractive trailing habit, 'scented leaved' with pleasant aromatic flowers, 'regal' with large, richly coloured flowers and 'zonal' which have leaves with a band of contrasting colour. Pelargonium 'Citrosum' is a scented pelargonium. It is commonly sold as the Mosquito Plant in North America. It has highly scented foliage and produces tiny pale pink/white flowers.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out pelargoniums from late Spring onwards in bedding schemes, setting them in ordinary well-drained garden soil and in full sun.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Take 3 inch long tip cuttings in mid-Summer for standards, in late Summer for large bush types. Smaller plants can be obtained from cuttings taken from the over-wintered plants in early spring. Insert individually into 2.5 inch pots of peat and sand (equal parts) or seed compost. Leave on a greenhouse bench covered with paper for 7 - 10 days. When rooted, pot on as necessary.

 
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