The true citronella plant grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10 through 12. Cymbopogon nardus is a grass native to Southeast Asia from which citronella oil is derived. It prefers to grow in slight shade in a well-draining, loamy soil.Know More
Citronella grass needs around 30 inches of water per year. Daily watering is recommended. If planted in full sun, the leaves may scorch and die.
Citronella has a clumping habit and tends to be propagated through seeds or division. It quickly crowds out other landscape plants with its aggressive growth habit. It grows well in containers but needs dividing every few years.
If grown in rich soil, citronella does not need fertilizer. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer every spring if desired. In colder climates, it is best grown in a container and brought indoors if temperatures fall below freezing.Learn More
Also known as the mosquito plant and sometimes referred to as citrosa, the citronella plant is a variety of geranium known as Pelargonium citrosum. Its scented foliage is reminiscent of citronella oil.Full Answer >
Citronella geranium, also called mosquito plant, can tolerate relatively dry soil and needs about 6 hours of sunlight every day. While it can withstand partial shade, the plant stretches and falls over if it doesn't get enough sun. Citronella can live in many well-drained soils, but grows best in moderately rich, moderately moist soil. To encourage new growth, prune citronella by pinching it back.Full Answer >
Cotton is derived from the fibers of a cotton plant and are used in the production of cotton cloth. Cotton plants thrive in warm climates, especially in the Southeast United States.Full Answer >
As of 2014, 90 percent of the world's saffron supply is grown and harvested in Iran. The plant originated in the Middle East and Greece and grows primarily in Mediterranean regions. It is, however, an adaptable plant and has been successfully grown in New Zealand and India.Full Answer >