TRUE CITRONELLA GRASS, Fragrant Lemon Scented Cymbopogon Winterianus

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This is the grass that is studied to repel mosquitos!  it retains an ability to repel insects such as mosquitos and whitefly.

Citronella Grass, also called Lemongrass, has a lovely citrus scent.  Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative.

The plants grows to about 2 m (6.6 ft) and have magenta-colored base stems. These species are used for the production of citronella oil, which is used in soaps, as an insect repellent (especially mosquitoes) in insect sprays and candles, and in aromatherapy. The principal chemical constituents of citronella, geraniol and citronellol, are antiseptics, hence their use in household disinfectants and soaps.

Citronella is usually planted in home gardens to ward off insects. Its cultivation enables growing some vegetables (e.g. tomatoes and broccoli) without applying pesticides.

Citronella are often grown as an annual or house plant, though are hardy outdoors in zones 9-12.

Type: Annual or Houseplant

Height: 2 m, 6'8"'

Location: Sun or part sun

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Place the seeds just below the surface of the soil. Keep in a dark room or cupboard. Seeds should germinate in 10 to 28 days. Maintain a lightly moist, not wet, environment. Once seedlings appear move them into full sun or under strong artificial light.

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