Mosquito plant – avoid sickness and itch caused by mosquito bites without using chemicals by growing a mosquito plant in your garden. Here are some options to choose from:

List of plant that replant Mosquito

Lemon balm

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Lemon balm has leaves with a rich, zippy, lemon smell that contain compounds that can repel mosquitoes. Simply crush a handful of lemon balm leaves in your hand and rub them on your exposed skin. Grow the plants near your backdoor or in your garden, where the leaves will be handy when you need them. Lemon balm plant can grow in any type of soil but prefers well-drained clay or sandy loam. It is fast growing and usually takes about 10 weeks to go from seeds to full-leafed plants.

Lemongrass

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Lemongrass can grow up to six feet tall and helps deter mosquitoes with its strong fragrance. It is easily grown from stalks and prefers good drainage and full sun. However, lemongrass does not tolerate freezing temperatures. It is also popular in as an ingredient in international cuisines because of its rich lemony flavor. Be careful not to let your lemongrass’ soil dry up as this plant is sensitive to drought.

Pelargonium graveolens

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Also known as mosquito plant, pelargonium graveolens is a tender perennial known for its citrus-scented leaves. Crushed leaves of this plant have the ability to repel mosquitoes. It is best planted in the spring after the last frost and is drought tolerant and fast growing. Remember not to over fertilize your mosquito plant because too much nitrogen can reduce the leaf fragrance. Grow this plant in partial shade.

Lavender plant

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The lavender flower’s oil is well-known for its calming effects and insect repelling properties. The most effective way to control insects is by actually rubbing the plant on your skin to release the oils.  A perennial plant, lavender prefers to thrive in rich soil that is not kept too moist. It blooms in summer and you can clip faded blooms to encourage continued blooming throughout the warm season. Prune lightly to promote branching, especially in spring once the plants show new growth.

Peppermint

This fragrant herb has a scent that keeps bugs away including mosquitoes. In addition, if you do get bitten peppermint leaves rubbed directly onto the skin make a great bite relief treatment. Peppermint won’t tolerate dry conditions; you must plant it in a moist soil with lots of water for irrigation. It may thrive in partial shade, but full sun exposure will increase the potency of its oils and medicinal qualities. You peppermint plant must also be moved to a new location every 3 to 4 years since it tends to weaken and become spindly when left in the same place for too long.

Garlic plant

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Garlic earned the name “the stinking rose” because of its strong scent which works as insect repellent in a garden. Aside from being useful in the kitchen for its intense flavor, garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plant your garlic in the fall to have bigger more flavorful bulbs. When it comes to planting, ensure you choose a sunny spot with rich well draining soil for your garlic plant to thrive.

Rosemary plant

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This shrub’s aroma can easily repel mosquitoes and keep your garden safe aside from its many culinary uses as herb and spice. Care for a rosemary plant involves a small amount of watering, keeping the soil evenly moist. You can plant rosemary outdoors or indoors alongside other cooking herbs. The best time to plant rosemary is in the spring with full sun to partial shade.

Mexican marigold

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A sun loving annual plant, Mexican marigold can easily repel mosquitoes as well as aphids. It is a great choice as a companion plant for your vegetable garden. It is also easy to maintain and don’t need a lot of things to keep it healthy and thriving. Make sure to plant your Mexican marigolds in a place with full sun and plant it in poor soil for better and profuse blooms.