Citronella Scented Geranium/Pelargonium 1 Pack

$9.90

The plants that we commonly call ‘Citronella Scented Geraniums’ are actually a Pelargonium species.
Whatever the name, these scented plants bring fragrance to the garden as well as attractive flowers.

Geraniums have been sighted virtually all over the planet, even in deserts.
This versatility serves it well, given the diversity that it shows as a species.

Geraniums are popular bedding plants, providing a burst of colour and fragrance throughout summer.
They’re easy to grow and thrive in terracotta pots as well as traditional bedding displays.

The citrus fragrance emitted by the plant’s leaves is very similar to that of citronella grass, hence is believed to repel mosquitoes.

To benefit from the mosquito repelling properties of the citronella geranium, you need to crush the leaves of the plant and rub it onto your hands.

However, the scent is not long-lasting, so you’ll need repeat applications of it. It’s also unclear how concentrated or strong the oils responsible for the citronella fragrance have to be in order to repel mosquitoes.

Scented geranium care is so easy both indoors and out, it’s a wonder every gardener doesn’t own at least one.

They’re the perfect patio or balcony plant.
Not only do they offer fragrant leaves, lovely flowers, and exquisite scents; they’re edible!
The leaves can be used to flavor teas, jellies, or baked goods and the aroma therapy is free for the taking.

So never mind the roses. Stop and smell the scented geranium. Don’t be fooled though, they don’t actually smell like roses!

She may have minor imperfections in a leaf or two. Grown in a beautiful garden in Central Queensland, sold as is.

Postage is $12.50 via Aus Post parcel with tracking, shipped with care to all non-plant-qurantine states in Australia i.e not NT, Tas or WA.

Availability: 3 in stock

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Scented geranium care is pretty basic. You can grow them in pots, indoors or out, or in the ground.
A sun loving plant the Geranium needs at least 5 to 6 hours of sun a day, but may need some protection when the sun is at its strongest.
They aren’t fussy about soil type though they don’t like wet feet.

Fertilize them lightly and sparingly while they’re actively growing.
Scented geranium’s tend to get leggy and need to be trimmed back to promote bushiness.
Over-fertilization will only increase this problem. Use the prunings to grow more or share with your friends.

They come in a large variety of shapes, sizes and scents allowing you to pick the right one for your garden.

Warning: All parts of Scented Geraniums are potentially poisonous to cats, dogs and other animals because they contain Geraniol and Linalool which can lead to GI upset, vomiting, depression, anorexia, ataxia, muscle weakness and dermatitis.

If you notice your dog or cat eating leaves or blooms off your geraniums, make sure to contact your vet on what to do next.

Scented Geraniums aren’t poisonous to humans though.

Scented Geraniums became popular when the French perfume industry realized their aromatic potential in 1847.
Most pelargoniums originate from the Cape region in South Africa.

Aside from their ornamental purpose, Geraniums have played a major role in traditional medicine, especially in Africa.

For centuries, Geraniums were used in modern herbal medicine by such tribes as the Fingos, Xhosas, Zulus and Basothos.

Indeed, the herbal medicine practitioners were aware of its medicinal properties, and recommended Geranium roots to help reduce symptoms of respiratory infections, among which were included pneumonia, sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis, sore throat and common colds.

Weight .510 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm