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Citronella, Odomas Plant

Citronella, Odomas Plant

Citronella, Odomasis a perennial subshrub with fragrant leaves that are reminiscent of citronella.

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Insect repellent plants


One of the widely known Mosquito plants is also known as the Odomas Plant. The plant belongs to the Geraniaceae family and is an annual plant. Because of its famous mosquito repellant action, it is widely sown in the Indian subcontinent. So, one can also find Odomas Plants online at affordable ranges and of good quality!


Plant Specifications:

Plant Height 40-45 cm
Plant Spread 10-15 cm
Leaf Length 7 cm
Leaf Width 2.5 cm



Odomas Plant Facts:

  • The plant was used as a South African traditional herb
  • It was also used in decorative arrangements due to lacy-shaped leaves


Plant Details:

Flower Color Light yellow
Flower Shape Oval- Circular
Common Name Mosquito Plant
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Shape Clove like shape
Leaf Arrangement Alternate
Maximum Reachable Height 4 feet
Plant Fragrance Leafy-rose
Visual Beauty Attractive
Bloom Time August to September
Growing difficulty level Easy to grow



Odomas Plant Benefits:

  • The Odomos plant is used to treat wounds, cold sores, and throat infections
  • It is a popular insecticide with a leafy-rose aroma and is used to inhibit severe actions of insects
  • It can also be added in facial oils to cleanse pores to have brighter skin


Odomas Plant Care Information:

Optimum Growth Temperature 20-30 ℃
Optimum Soil Requirement Moist, Fertile Soil
Optimum pH 5-8
Optimum Light Requirement Morning Sunlight is good for growth
Container Specifications Well-drained Pot
Watering Requirements Frequent watering is required initially
Fertilizing Requirements Organic fertilizers


Plant Care Instructions:

Outdoor Planting:

  • Although the plant can grow well in the indoor environment, it is advised that the plant should be grown outside
  • To reduce the toxic contents of fertilizers, it should be mixed with water whenever applied

Watering Tip:

  • To keep the plant intact, watering should be done when the plant container or soil has dried

Odomas Plant Light Requirements:

  • The Citronella plant should be sown in a place where it receives morning sunlight initially and then can receive direct incident sunlight for the rest of the day

Seasonal Watering Requirement:

  • The plant has to be watered more during the summer season and comparatively less frequently in the winter and rainy seasons to keep the soil moist and fertile.

  • Ensure bright sunlight and proper humidity is provided to the plant to avoid slowing down its germination


As the plant’s phytochemical ingredients are quiet and capable of preventing various infections, therefore, it should be grown in indoor households and in nurseries. If you wish to establish a home garden quickly then have a look at the Odomas Plant online collection. 

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