Having grown-up on a tropical island, I’m surprised I had never seen this plant before. During a recent trip to Home Depot to buy some flowers for my garden, I stumbled across this Citronella plant. I smelled it and the smell was very familiar. Mosquito repellents must have a chemical version of this plant. It’s a strong scent, but I would rather have a few plants than constantly spraying myself with mosquito repellent. It’s definitely worth a try.