Pelargonium ‘Citrosum’ is also known as Citronella, or the Mosquito Plant, because of the scent it gives off when the leaves are crushed, which is reminiscent of citronella oil. Although this plant does little to repel mosquitos, it still is a beautiful plant in its own right, with the shrub-like form giving it a lush appearance. It produces beautiful purple flowers.

This product comes in a plastic nursery pot. Terracotta pot for illustration only. 

Care Guide

Light: Bright shade to gentle direct sunlight.

Water: Water when surface is dry

Humidity: Average

Medium: Well-draining soil

Propagation: Stem cutting, seed

Not pet-friendly


This product comes in a plastic nursery pot.

We are committed to sending you the healthiest plants we have. 

As no two plants are alike, yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality, please expect this natural variation from the photos.