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    anybody know the scientific name of the citrosa mosquito repelling plant , i recently recieved one today from pft . i also have no idea how to care for the plant or how it would grow , reminds me alot of geraniums that smell like that spray called off . where is this plant from too .

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    never mind , i looked in a serach engine and it told me already . it a hybrid between a gernaium and some grass , i wonder why phil put down that it was in the begonia family [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] . i also read that itsnot very effective at reppeling mosquitos either [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] , but it makes a good bush and if the plant grows bigger it will have a better effect at repelling mosquitos . [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Citronella?

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    not really , citronella is produced from a grass in chine , the thing about the sitrosa mosquito reppeling plant is that its not actually a hybrid , a scientist put genes from the grass intro and ordinary geranium which give its this scent .

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    Are you sure about that?? I've bought citronella plants in the past.. They smell exactly like citronella candles..

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    i know about that , when i brought it it smelled alot like the spray that i sued to put on when i went outside . citronella is a grass , this plant is a geranium with the genes of the citronella grass which make this plant smell like citronella . this plants not very effective though , i've seen mosquitos land on it with no problem .

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    i was quite dissapointed a few days ago when i was walking home from school i remebered a geranaium that used to be in my way and looked alot like my citrosa so i looked at it and smelled it and it was the same thing .

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