Lemon Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Wheeling, WV
Question by WVlock22
June 9, 2001
I read somewhere that lemon grass (cymbopogon citratus) is a source of citronella and pots of same planted near a deck or patio will control some insects. Is this true?

Answer from NGA
June 9, 2001


Lemon grass has a lemon scent when bruised. In my experience, growing it in a pot on the patio does not seem to repel mosquitoes or other pests.

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