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This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 1 gallon pot sizes.

Regular price $12.00 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

The citronella plant, or mosquito plant geranium, is prized for its citrusy scent when the leaves are crushed. The leaves have a lacey quality and it produces small, pink or violet flowers. The plant grows from 2 to 4 feet tall. Contrary to popular belief, this plant does not repel mosquitoes but may discourage them. 


Plant the citronella plant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. This plant responds well to pruning, so don't be afraid to cut some to add to your regular bouquet. While this plant does not need a lot of fertilization and is quite hardy to the elements, it will do best if fertilized once in a while and if protected from prolonged freezing temperatures.


Botanic Name: Pelargonium citrosum
Common Names: Citronella,

Lifespan: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9-Zone 11
Growth Structure: Bush to about 2 feet to 4 feet tall

Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

Flowers? Yes, White,Pink
Edible? No
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 Gallon

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