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How To Grow Citronella Plants In Your Backyard

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Introduction

Citronella is a tropical plant that grows in the Asian regions of India and Sri Lanka. It has been used for centuries as a natural repellent against mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects. Not only does citronella smell sweet and refreshing, but it can also repel mosquitoes when the leaves are crushed. Question is how to grow citronella plants?

Luckily, growing citronella from seed is super easy! All you need is about 10 days to raise your own batch of tasty leaves – or flowers if you’re growing them indoors or outside your home (it’s best to grow them at least six feet apart). Plus by making this process easier than ever before we’ve included some bonus tips below so you can get started on your first batch today!

Citronella is a plant that grows natively in tropical Asian regions, including India and Sri Lanka.

Citronella is a plant that grows natively in tropical Asian regions, including India and Sri Lanka. It has many uses:

  • The leaves can be used as an air freshener or insect repellent.
  • The flowers are used to make furniture polish and incense sticks.
  • The seeds can be roasted or fried like nuts or eaten raw (but they taste like citronella).

Not only does citronella smell sweet and refreshing, but it can also repel mosquitoes when the leaves are crushed.

Citronella is a tropical plant that can be found in many parts of the world. It’s also known as lemongrass, and it has a sweet citrusy scent that makes it an excellent addition to any outdoor space.

Citronella grows best in tropical climates where there are high humidity levels, so make sure you choose your location wisely if you want to grow this plant indoors! If you’re looking for an idea on how much sunlight these plants need then check out our article on how much sunlight does a houseplant need? You’ll see that citronella needs very little light at all during its life cycle – this means they’ll do just fine indoors (as long as there’s plenty of water).

Luckily, growing citronella from seed is super easy. With just a little bit of work, you’ll have an endless supply of citronella for you, your friends, and your backyard barbecues.

Luckily, growing citronella from seed is super easy. With just a little bit of work, you’ll have an endless supply of citronella for you, your friends, and your backyard barbecues.

Citronella is a plant that grows natively in tropical Asian regions like India and Sri Lanka. The seeds can be used as an insect repellent by crushing them up (or even spraying them), which makes the leaves smell sweet and refreshing—and it’s also got antibacterial properties too! Not only does this make it useful in preventing mosquitoes from biting people at picnics or parties; but if you’re worried about getting sick after petting your dog too much at home…well…let me introduce you to one more thing about this beautiful herb: crushed-up leaves are also effective at killing off harmful bacteria like Ecoli if they find their way into his mouth while he’s eating something off my plate (which happens every so often).

How To Grow Citronella Plants From Seed

Before you start growing citronella plants from seed, you’ll need to know how to germinate them.

Citronella plants are typically grown from seeds that have been dried and stored in packets or jars for long periods of time before planting. If your citronella seeds were purchased at a store, they may have already been cleaned and dried out before being packaged with soil or another type of growing medium for planting indoors. To prepare the desired amount of wetted soil, place one teaspoon per quart (about 2 tbsp) into an empty container and add additional water until it’s just about covered with liquid—don’t overwater! This can damage the roots if they’re not allowed enough moisture while they’re germinating; however don’t worry too much about this step because most people won’t be able to tell if there isn’t enough moisture just yet due their lack of experience with these types of crops anyway!

After letting everything sit overnight so that all excess moisture has evaporated away (but not dried out), fill up another container halfway full but do not overfill because then there wouldn’t be room left over when watering later on down road during summer months where temperatures reach upwards into triple digits Celsius–especially during peak hours between 9pm-11pm local time zone depending upon where exactly one lives within region governed by continental United States’ federal government.”

Growing plants from seeds can be hard – but not these ones!

Citronella is a tropical plant that grows well in containers. It’s also easy to grow from seed, so you can start your own collection with just a few seeds and some dirt.

Citronella is an excellent indoor plant if you have access to plenty of water, because it likes humidity levels around 60% – 70%. If possible, keep the soil moist but not soggy; otherwise it may rot before its time (and then what’s the point?).

Conclusion

Citronella is a great plant for any outdoor space. It’s easy to grow from seed and makes an attractive addition to your garden or yard. If you’re looking for ways to repel mosquitoes, citronella is one of the best options out there!

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