A trio of mosquito repelling potted plants. Perfect for the back porch. Enjoying the great outdoors is always fun except when you get tiny biting unexpected guests like mosquitoes. That’s why this trio of mosquito repelling potted plants is a great feature perfect for any back porch.
Get rid of those silly tiki torches that burn citronella fumes and replace them with these gorgeous potted plants. They work as hidden mosquito repelling treasures that everyone can enjoy without ever suspecting their real purpose.
The first plant is Citronella. This is the most commonly used mosquito repellent in horticulture. It emits a wonderful lemony smell that is more relaxing and appealing than tiki torches.
The second plant is Horsemint, which is also known as Beebalm. This works in the same way as Citronella by giving off an incense-like smell that mosquitoes do not find inviting.
Lastly, we have Ageratum or Flossflowers. Ageratum actually produces a by-product called coumarin which is used in mosquito repellants.
Using of all three of these plants together creates an environment that no mosquito will want to enter. The aromas help mask your guests from being attacked by tiny, winged creatures while adding beauty to any back porch.