Some plants can do more than just being ornamental pieces in your gardens. They have properties that can repel mosquitoes. Everyone knows how annoying mosquitoes are, and we have an eco-friendly hack for you to keep them at bay.
Use these plants as a repellent and relax in your balcony while enjoying your evening snack. Listed below are Top 10 Mosquitoes Repellent Plants that you could grow with little help.
Some of the plants in the list are seasonal while some are perennial, make sure that you pick ones that suit the climatic conditions in your location.
1. Alluring African Yellow Marigold
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African Marigold is an easy to grow annual flower. They emit a smell that deters mosquitoes. These plants are a great choice to be planted in vegetable gardens or as a border lining flower.
The next time you visit a nursery, make sure that you get a pair of these mosquito repellent plants while adding a vibrant pop of colour to your garden.
2. Charming Citronella
The oil in the leaves of Citronella has mosquito repellent properties. These plants can grow up to 6ft tall and wide; therefore, appropriate spacing is requisite. You can get the oil by crushing the leaves of this plant.
3. A Must-have Citronella Odomas
The leaves of the Citronella Odomos secrets a distinct smell which works like a mosquito repellent. These mosquito repellent plants can thrive in any weather, which makes them very suitable for distracting mosquitoes throughout the year.
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Catmint, Catnip or Nepeta is an attractive low growing mounded plant. It has grey-green foliage and nepetalactone, the essential oil. This gives it a distinct smell and makes it one of the most effective mosquito repellent plants.
This plant is known to have many medicinal uses. It is known for being used as a sedative and for increasing appetite.
5. Remarkable Rosemary
Most of us have seen Rosemary plants used in culinary shows, but the benefits of these aromatic plants transcend the boundaries of the kitchen counter. They act as an excellent mosquito repellent too.
The next time you are outside in a garden or balcony, throw in a few sprigs of rosemary to drive away mosquitoes and insects.
Basil or Tulsi is another culinary herb that is also an insect repellent and grows with little effort indoors and outside. This is an aromatic plant, the aroma of which keeps flies and mosquitos at bay.
The leaves can be rubbed on the skin to make it more effective. You could also make a concoction using a couple of liquids to make an insect repellent spray.
7. Refreshing Common Mint
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From adding a touch of freshness to your drink to soothing bug bites, mint is a very useful perennial that aids in repelling mosquitoes. It is also called Pudina. It is one of the most heavily marketed plants for keeping mosquitoes, flies, and other insects away.
This mosquito repellent plant’s aroma helps in keeping the bugs at bay. Home-made sprays made from these plants create an effective insect and mosquito repellent.
8. Gorgeous Geranium
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Lemon-scented Geranium in your yard allows you to enjoy beautiful mornings and evenings without having to worry about mosquito bites. Citrusy scents naturally repel the mosquitoes and insects. Essential oils from this mosquito repellent plant have also been proven to work in health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Geranium also has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
9. Graceful Herb-of-Grace Plant
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Herb of Grace, also known as Ruta Graveolens or Satap, has been used since ancient times to fend off evil and to sprinkle blessings over parishioners’ heads.
The leaves of the rue plant can be dried and placed in small bags and kept in places where there are more bugs. It is a beneficial insect, mosquito and moth repellent plant with a pungent smell.
The plant is known all over the Mediterranean for treating pain, dermatitis, and other inflammatory diseases. It is a wonderful plant to have in your garden.
10. Citrusy Origanum Majorana
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It is also known as Marjoram or Marwa. Active ingredients such as carvacrol, thymol, and α-terpinene make it one of the most effective mosquito repellent plants that could grace your garden.
Origanum Majorana herb is also used in the kitchen as it acts as a very good medicine aiding in digestion and menstruation.
The plants mentioned above give-off the odour that mosquitoes hate. When planted indoors, they do a pretty good job of working as a natural insect repellent.
Besides protection from mosquitoes, these plants are beautiful, and they add vibrance to your garden while adding a new dimension. Add these plants to shush away the bugs as well as to serve various other practical purposes. So, get one of these today from Ilovenursery today!