Citronella Malvarosa or Mosquito Plant Geranium is popular for its mosquito repelling properties. It has the fragrance of citrus on its ruffled, lacy leaves. They also produce flowers in the color of pink, purple or white. Not to be confused with Citronella grass as they are both different plants.
- Plant height: 5 to 7 inches
- Pot diameter: 3 to 5 inches
We also recommend putting herbs like Citronella Malvarosa in our cocopots as they thrive well in them too.
History & Health Benefits
Generally, the Geranium species is native to North America and Europe. But it has already spread across South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and more through cultivation. It’s been used in traditional medicine as well to aid digestion and respiratory ailments, wounds, burns, ulcers and abscesses, cold sores, and sore throats.
This herb for sale in Manila can be added to herbal teas and other drinks. Its oil is also used in perfumery, aromatherapy, and massage therapy. They also have a soothing effect when it comes to skin irritations and rashes.
This outdoor plant for sale in Manila thrives best outdoors in direct sunlight or partial shade. If indoors, place them somewhere near a window. Watering should be done once every day as well, or twice on a hot day. It’s a go signal to water them once the top 1 to 2 inches of the soil has dried out already. Once this plant is established, it can be tolerant to drought already.
To propagate this herb for sale in Manila, pick a healthy stem and cut around 4 inches of it. Make sure to include the node and remove any leaves on the bottom. Although optional, you can dip the bottom of the stem in rooting powder as well. Afterwards, pot your plant in moist soil and place it in a bright area. Water regularly and wait for new growth to sprout.