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Mosquito Plant Geranium in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pelargonium citrosum

 

Mosquito Plant Geranium

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 repels mosquitoes by crushing leaves and rubbing on exposed skin....BUT PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF SENSITIVE SKIN. Can be rubbed on clothing as well. Also, pinch off leaves and burn in a Firepit, the smoke will help repel insects.

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plant Features
  • Mosquito Plant Geranium likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mosquito Plant Geranium likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mosquito Plant Geranium is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Mosquito Plant Geranium likes free draining

    Free draining

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

Common name

Mosquito Plant Geranium

Latin name

Pelargonium citrosum

type

Flowering plant

family

Geraniaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mosquito Plant Geranium likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mosquito Plant Geranium is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Mosquito Plant Geranium likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Mosquito Plant Geranium likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

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

Pelargonium 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 repels mosquitoes by crushing leaves and rubbing on exposed skin....BUT PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF SENSITIVE SKIN. Can be rubbed on clothing as well. Also, pinch off leaves and burn in a Firepit, the smoke will help repel insects.


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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