You may have heard of citronella from bug spray- and in fact, citronella is one of the best natural mosquito repellants there is! With a strong, distinct and citrusy smell, just keeping the plant around on your patio, yard, or balcony, can help repel the nasty bugs. And it’s a gorgeous plant to boot, with large, almost oak-leaf shaped foliage.
It is an easy plant to care for. They prefer around 6 hours of sunlight a day, but can tolerate partial shade. They tolerate a wide variety of soils, as long as they are kept well draining. Water regularly.