Know : 30 Mosquito Repellent Plants


According to Cheryl Meola many of following plants are mosquito repellents. You can find more info about the plants there on his blog here. This list also shares the plants listed on Prepper Central which are considered to be mosquito repellents.

(the pictures followed by the respective name of the plant as follows)

Ageratum houstonianum

 Ageratum or Floss Flower: Ageratum houstonianum.

Ocimum basilicum

Basil: Ocimum basilicum

Eucalyptus torelliana

Cadaga Tree: Eucalyptus torelliana. 

Nepeta faassenii

Catmint: Nepeta faassenii. 

Nepeta cataria

Catnip: Nepeta cataria

Cymbopogon nardus

Citronella Grass: Cymbopogon nardus. 

Syzygium aromaticum

Clove Tree: Syzygium aromaticum. 

Monarda citriodora

Horsemint or Lemon Beebalm: Monarda citriodora. 

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia. 

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis. 

Cymbopogon citrates.

Lemon Grass: Cymbopogon citrates. 

Pelargonium crispum

Lemon Scented Geranium:Pelargonium crispum. 

Aloysia triphylla

Lemon Verbena: Aloysia triphylla.

Tagetes lucida

Mexican Marigold Mint: Tagetes lucida. 

Eucalyptus deglupta

Mindanao Gum Tree: Eucalyptus deglupta. 

Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal: Mentha pulegium. 

Mentha piperita

Peppermint: Mentha piperita. 

Nepenthes alata x ventricosa

Pitcher Plant: Nepenthes alata.

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostrates'

Prostrate Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostrates’. 

Eucalyptus ficifolia

Red-Flowering Gum Tree: Eucalyptus ficifolia. 

Artemisia pontica

Roman Wormwood: Artemisia pontica. 


Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis. 

Eucaylyptus cinerea

Silver Dollar Tree: Eucalyptus cinerea. 

Stone root – Collinsonia canadensis

Stone rootCollinsonia canadensis

Sweet Fern – Comptonia peregrina

Sweet FernComptonia peregrina


Tansy: Tanacetum vulgare. 


Tea TreeMelaleuca


Wormwood: Artemisia absinthium. 


Wormwood: Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’. 


Vanilla LeafAchlys triphylla

For complete article and details please read the original article written by the Author Cheryl Meola here at hi blog 

Courtesy & Source:,, wikipedia and Google.

Also See


Know : What is the Purpose and Role of Mosquitoes

Genetically Engineering Mosquitoes to Fight mosquitoes

16 thoughts on “Know : 30 Mosquito Repellent Plants

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  1. Many of these beneficial plants are news to me and (yippee) they are scattered across my landscape. I will nurture them this spring and bring them closer to our outdoor living spaces.
    P.S. Will you reblog this next spring as a reminder?


      1. Officially March 20th this year according to the equinox. 😀 That’s about the time blooms start in this region, a little later the further north you go.


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