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2.32 Qt. Citronella Mosquito Premium

  • Grow fragrant plant in herb gardens, flower border and containers
  • Frost- and drought-tolerant
  • Grows 24 to 36 in. tall
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Product Overview

A member of the geranium family, Citronella is a great patio plant, especially in containers. Go easy on the fertilizer, because too much nitrogen can reduce the fragrance of the leaves. Although the oil from crushed leaves may have some ability to discourage mosquitoes, the plants alone are grown more for their citrus scent than as a mosquito repellent. Place citronella where you can brush against the leaves as you walk by, or in a pot where you can rub the leaves to enjoy their fragrance. Plants are vigorous growers and drought tolerant. Be sure to move indoors before frost.
  • Citronella grows beautifully in pots, making it a wonderful plant for decks and patios
  • Features strongly lemon-scented leaves
  • Grows in part shade
  • A vigorous grower and drought tolerant
  • Plant 18 to 24 inches apart

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height
24 to 36 inches
Planting Depth (in.)
6

Details

Additional Characteristics
Non-GMO
Annual / Perennial
Annual
Average Shipping Height (in.)
4
Best Time to Plant
Spring
Blossom Color
White
Botanical Name
Pelargonium graveolens Citrosa
Common Name
Citronella
Edible Type
Herb
Fragrance
Fragrant
Granular (Yes/No)
Yes
Growth Habit
Upright
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Organic
Non-Organic
Organic
No
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
18 to 24 inches
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Part Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
Mosquitos

Questions & Answers

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When do these come in stock for the season?

Asked by Hooch April 8, 2021
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Availability depends on your location. Generally, you can find it in stores after the last frost of the year, although you might find a limited amount prior to then since Citronella can be grown it indoors. Store inventory will increase as the weather warms. We hope you find this helpful!

Do you have these in stock now???

Asked by Sally March 30, 2021
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Answer

yes a few as of 3 PM Friday. maybe more tomorrow, they are right at the front door.

It’s for indoor or outdoor?

Asked by Isabel January 20, 2021
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mine is usually outside in a pot but I brought him inside to survive the texas 21 freeze.

Just having them on my porch will repel the mosquitoes?

Asked by Vett August 4, 2020
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I mist mine or stroke them like a cat to release the citronella scent. it seems to help keep the mosquitoes away.

What can I use for indoor mosquitoes

Asked by Charm July 10, 2020
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We use an indoor/outdoor bug zapper to catch bugs the come inside. The dog doesn't like the zapping sound, but it is effective.

can I add this to my cart for pick up in temple today

Asked by Leo June 14, 2020
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You will need to contact some directly IN THE STORE's GARDEN AREA. I live in Arizona, so my info may not be the same as in your location. If they have it in stock, you can make an online purchase, and OPT to pick it up at your store. Thanks for contacting Home Depot.

Where is the address this Home Depot?

Asked by Rayamasa June 1, 2020
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south side of interstate 30 in rockwall just past Ridge Road exit.

Are these good indoor, low light plants?

Asked by Rae May 28, 2020
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I have read you can keep them inside, but like lilies try to give it some light placing near a window sometimes. However I do have mine outside in at least 3 hours of direct sun.

Is this plant available at the Augusta Rd store?

Asked by Farris April 18, 2020
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The plant I purchased was a small one but appeared healthy. I divided it and re-potted in two containers and, so far, both are doing well and growing as desired.

How does the Citronella plant do in cold weather?

Asked by Chefkmone December 11, 2019
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mine was in a pot but I brought him in to sit next to me. he and I survived the Texas freeze of 21. Don't push it, but mine is a tough little guy and he is blossoming right now.

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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful but doesn’t repel mosquitos
I bought 2 of these plants but the mosquitos seem to be drawn to the plant I have them hanging on my back porch the mosquitos are sitting in the plant but they look really beautiful hanging though I am going to have to get rid of them.
by 813
2 people found this helpful
Came in on time and as expected awesome...
Came in on time and as expected awesome
by Sam
This plant is sooooo easy to take care of. It has grown a lot in just the few weeks I've had it, ...
This plant is sooooo easy to take care of. It has grown a lot in just the few weeks I've had it, which means it was a healthy plant when purchased. It does seem to favor growth in the direction the sun is. So I've had to rotate it every few days but no problems at all with that. It smells amazing and has done the task of keeping the wasp off my back porch. Very Satisfied!
by Baby46810
5 people found this helpful
Bonnie plants are very hearty, brought home and transplanted smells and looks great.
Bonnie plants are very hearty, brought home and transplanted smells and looks great.
by Belle
4 people found this helpful
Easy to grow and very aromatic. They will need a large pot.
Easy to grow and very aromatic. They will need a large pot.
by Flo
4 people found this helpful
This plant is beautiful and is blooming a small purple flower that smells so good it's fragrance ...
This plant is beautiful and is blooming a small purple flower that smells so good it's fragrance is a live citronella, and it keeps the mosquitoes away. I highly recommend it.
by Maggie
4 people found this helpful
Didn’t work for me
I gave this two stars because it looks pretty and smells good. I bought two of these plants and put them together hoping to keep the dozens of mosquitos away from my doorway. Unfortunately, there’s still quite a few. If as my plants grow, it begins to repel them, I’ll come back and edit my review.
by Franci
Smells amazing! Big and healthy!
Smells amazing! Big and healthy!
by Cheryl
2 people found this helpful
Keep the mosquito away from house.
Keep the mosquito away from house.
by Kc
2 people found this helpful
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