Mosquito plant - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by stormant
June 30, 2010
Saw ad that said they have a plant that keeps mosquitos away. True?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Without knowing which plant they were talking about, I'd guess it might be one of the scented geraniums gives off a citrus-like smell that mosquitos avoid. (Pelargonium crispum). You have to crush the leaves or brush against it before the plant will give off the scent. Scented geraniums grow well in the Phoenix area in the garden or in pots, so you could give it a try!

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