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    Krishna Tulsi Plant, Holy Basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum (Black) - Plant

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    Synonyms: Holy Basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum (Black) Product Highlights: Common Names: Krishna Tulsi Plant, Holy Basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum (Black...

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    Synonyms: African Marigold Plant, Tagetes erecta, Aztec Marigold Product Highlights: Robust and vibrant flowering plant Large, double blooms ...

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    Synonyms: African Marigold Plant, Tagetes erecta, Aztec Marigold Product Highlights: Robust and vibrant flowering plant Large, double blooms ...

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    Lemon Grass - Plant

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    Synonyms: Citronella Grass, Cymbopogon citratus Product Highlights: - Fragrant and versatile herb - Aromatic, lemony flavor - Easy to cultivate at ...

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    Citronella, Odomas - Plant

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    Synonyms: Citronella Grass, Cymbopogon citratus Product Highlights: - Fragrant and versatile herb - Aromatic, lemony flavor - Easy to cultivate at ...

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    Rosemary - Plant

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    Synonyms: Rosemary Plant, Rosmarinus officinalis Product Highlights: Fragrant and versatile culinary herb Narrow, needle-like leaves with a d...

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    Mexican mint, Patharchur, Ajwain Leaves - Plant

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    Synonyms: Patharchur, Ajwain Leaves Product Highlights: Aromatic herb with flavorful, jagged leaves Conveniently potted in a grow bag for easy pla...

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    Pentas (Red) - Plant in 5 inch (13 cm) Pot

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    Synonyms: Pentas lanceolata , Pentas Red Product Highlights: Colorful and vibrant flowering plant Available in red, pink, purple and many colors  ...

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    Neem Tree, Azadirachta indica - Plant

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    Description Neem tree(The Miracle Tree) has been widely planted as a shade tree and apart from various health benefits it makes a stunning outdoo...

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    Pentas (Pink) - Plant in 5 inch (13 cm) Pot

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    Synonyms: Pentas lanceolata , Pentas Pink Product Highlights: Colorful and vibrant flowering plant Available in red, pink, purple and many colors ...

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    Geranium (Pink) - Plant in 5 inch (13 cm) Pot

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    Synonyms: Geranium (Pelargonium peltatum) Pink Product Highlights: Colorful and vibrant flowering plant Tubular, orange or pink blooms resembling ...

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    Lagerstroemia Speciosa, Pride of India, Taman - Plant

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    Description  Pride of India, Taman - Plant has been widely planted as a shade tree and apart from various  benefits it makes a stunning outdoor g...

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    Pentas (Purple) - Plant in 5 inch (13 cm) Pot

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    Synonyms: Pentas lanceolata , Pentas Purple Product Highlights: Colorful and vibrant flowering plant Available in red, pink, purple and many color...

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    Geranium (White) - Plant in 5 inch (13 cm) Pot

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    Synonyms: Geranium (Pelargonium peltatum) White Product Highlights: Colorful and vibrant flowering plant Tubular, orange or pink blooms resembling...

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About Mosquitoes repellent plants

Transform your outdoor space into a haven free from pesky mosquitoes with our carefully curated collection of mosquito-repellent plants. From the soothing aroma of lavender to the zesty fragrance of citronella, these plants not only add beauty to your garden but also serve as natural deterrents to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Whether you're lounging on your patio or hosting a barbecue, these plants will help create a more enjoyable outdoor experience for you and your loved ones. Explore our selection and discover the power of nature in repelling mosquitoes naturally.

  1. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Mosquitoes tend to dislike the scent of lavender.

  2. Citronella (Cymbopogon): This grass is a common ingredient in mosquito repellents and has a strong citrus scent that mosquitoes find unpleasant.

  3. Marigold (Tagetes): The scent of marigolds can deter mosquitoes.

  4. Catnip (Nepeta cataria): Catnip contains a compound called nepetalactone, which is a natural mosquito repellent.

  5. Basil (Ocimum basilicum): The essential oil of basil has been found to have mosquito-repelling properties.

  6. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): This herb has a strong scent that can repel mosquitoes.

  7. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita): The strong fragrance of peppermint can help repel mosquitoes.

  8. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis): Lemon balm contains citronellal, a compound that is known to repel mosquitoes.

  9. Geranium (Pelargonium): Certain varieties of geraniums, such as Pelargonium citrosum, are marketed as mosquito-repelling plants.

  10. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp.): Chrysanthemum flowers contain a natural insecticide called pyrethrin, which repels mosquitoes.

  11. Garlic (Allium sativum): The strong odor of garlic can act as a natural mosquito repellent.

  12. Lemon eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora): This tree's leaves contain citronellal, which is similar to citronella in its mosquito-repelling properties.

These plants can help reduce mosquito populations in your garden or outdoor living spaces, but it's important to note that their effectiveness may vary depending on factors such as the species of mosquitoes in your area and the concentration of the repellent compounds in the plants.

FAQ

What are mosquito repellent plants?

Mosquito repellent plants are varieties that naturally emit scents or contain compounds that deter mosquitoes. At MetroNursery, we offer a range of these plants, including lavender, citronella, marigold, and catnip, among others. These plants not only add beauty to your garden but also serve as effective deterrents against mosquitoes, making them a valuable addition to any outdoor space.

How do mosquito repellent plants work?

Mosquito repellent plants work by emitting fragrances or compounds that mosquitoes find unpleasant or confusing, deterring them from landing or feeding. For example, citronella grass emits a citrusy scent that masks attractants that lure mosquitoes, while plants like catnip contain nepetalactone, a compound that repels mosquitoes. By incorporating these plants into your garden, you can naturally reduce mosquito populations and enjoy outdoor activities without the nuisance of biting insects.

Are mosquito repellent plants effective?

While mosquito repellent plants can help reduce mosquito populations in your garden, it's essential to manage expectations regarding their effectiveness. These plants may not completely eliminate mosquitoes but can significantly decrease their presence in your outdoor space. To maximize their effectiveness, consider planting a variety of repellent plants and placing them strategically around your garden.

How should I care for mosquito repellent plants?

Caring for mosquito repellent plants is similar to caring for other garden plants. Provide them with adequate sunlight, water, and well-draining soil to ensure healthy growth. Prune them regularly to maintain their shape and remove any dead or diseased foliage. Additionally, consider applying organic fertilizers to promote vigorous growth and enhance their mosquito-repelling properties.

Can I use mosquito repellent plants indoors?

Yes, many mosquito repellent plants can be grown indoors to help deter mosquitoes and other flying insects. Plants like citronella, lavender, and rosemary can thrive in pots or containers placed near windows or entryways. Their fragrant foliage not only adds a pleasant aroma to your indoor space but also helps keep mosquitoes at bay, providing a natural alternative to chemical insect repellents.

Which mosquito repellent plants are best for Indian climates?

In Indian climates, certain mosquito repellent plants thrive due to their adaptability to the local weather conditions. Plants like citronella, lemon grass, and marigold are well-suited to the warm and humid climate of India and can effectively repel mosquitoes. Additionally, herbs like basil and mint are popular choices for Indian gardens and serve as natural mosquito deterrents.

Where should I plant mosquito repellent plants in my garden?

When planting mosquito repellent plants in your garden, consider placing them strategically in areas where mosquitoes are most active. Plant them near outdoor seating areas, patios, or entrances to your home to create a barrier against mosquitoes. Additionally, incorporating these plants into mixed borders or containers can enhance their effectiveness while adding visual interest to your garden.

Can I use mosquito repellent plants in combination with other mosquito control methods?

Yes, combining mosquito repellent plants with other mosquito control methods can help create a comprehensive approach to mosquito management. Consider implementing measures such as removing standing water, using mosquito traps, and applying barrier treatments to further reduce mosquito populations. By integrating multiple strategies, you can effectively minimize mosquito activity in your outdoor space.

What is the best time to plant mosquito repellent plants?

The best time to plant mosquito repellent plants depends on the specific plant species and local climate conditions. In general, spring and early summer are ideal times for planting, as it allows the plants to establish themselves before the peak mosquito season. However, many repellent plants can be planted year-round in regions with mild climates or grown from seeds or cuttings indoors and transplanted outdoors when conditions are favorable.

Do mosquito repellent plants require special maintenance?

Mosquito repellent plants typically do not require special maintenance beyond regular care practices. However, it's essential to monitor them for signs of pests or disease and address any issues promptly. Additionally, pruning and deadheading spent flowers can help promote healthy growth and maintain the plants' mosquito-repelling properties. With proper care, mosquito repellent plants can thrive and provide long-lasting protection against mosquitoes in your garden.

Are mosquito repellent plants safe for pets and children?

While many mosquito repellent plants are considered safe for pets and children when grown in the garden, it's essential to exercise caution when using them indoors or applying plant extracts directly to the skin. Some plants may cause mild irritation or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. If you have pets or small children, consider consulting with a healthcare professional or veterinarian before using mosquito repellent plants in your home or garden.