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MOSQUITO REPELLENT PLANTS
If you don’t want to contaminate your garden with chemicals, you can grow these plants to keep mosquitoes away naturally.
Ø Citronella Grass ( Cymbopogon nardus)
This plant is commonly identified for its prominent smell. It is the most frequently used natural component in mosquito repellants. The plant does well in big planters because it can’t tolerate frost, but is advisable in warmer climates. It thrives well in sunny climatic conditions. While buying or looking for citronella, always buy Cymbopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus, for they are the best
Ø Marigolds (Tagetes) Is Another Mosquito Repellant Plant
Marigolds, do well in mild climate for green growth and abundance flowering. They are easy to grow and maintain. They flower annually. The flowers emit an odor that deters mosquitoes. It’s advisable to grow them in sacks or pots and keep them around your home to keep bugs out. They are also helpful for they dissuade whiteflies, thrips, and bean beetles.
Ø Lavender (Lavandula)
This plant is robust and drought-resistant once established. It requires extended sunny conditions and good drainage. Thus it thrives well in warm and relatively hot areas. Lavender is more identifiable because of their unique lovely fragrance; this is due to the presence of essential oil found in the leaves of the plant.
Ø Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
This plant is from the mint family, and it almost thrives in all areas. It grows abundantly both commercially and as a farm weed. It does not need much efforts to take care off. This plant, according to research, is found to be more effective than some of the chemicals mostly used as chemical repellants.
Ø Scented Geraniums (Pelargoniums)
Pelargoniums is a prevalent mosquito deterring plant. The favored fragrance seems to be lemon scented and is indicative of citronella grass. Their beautiful bloom has a resilient aroma that keeps several pests away. They are fast-growing plants which do well in reasonably warm, hot, and dry climates