1. Agripedia

Top 7 Most Effective Anti-Mosquito Plants

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
Lemon Verbena
Lemon Verbena

The combination of summer heat and the arrival of monsoon gives rise to mosquito activities. Prevent mosquito bites has always been an important concern in regions where mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever are prevalent.  

There are various mosquito repellent plants, which are attractive, beautiful, and can be used for decoration. These anti-mosquito plants that we have discussed in this article can be grown in any space. If you do not have outdoor space, you can grow these plants in containers to keep mosquitoes away and enjoy a beautiful natural view.

Mosquito Repellent Plants: 

Let’s discuss some anti-mosquito plants.

1. Floss Flower: 

Floss flowers are famous for their beautiful violet-colored flowers that have numerous benefits. Its flowers carry compounds known as Coumarin which is used in manufacturing pesticides that's why mosquitoes find these flowers very repelling and thus they do not come near these flowers. Generally, these flowers are used as a groundcover due to their small size. You can also grow them in containers if there is no ground to cover and also don’t require much care.

2. Calendula: 

It's a flowering plant and is also known as Pot Marigold. It contains compounds like pyrethrum, which is used as an anti-mosquito repellent. The pyrethrum compound makes the plant emits a very musky scent that will keep mosquito away.

3. Lemon Verbena: 

Lemon Verbena is a gorgeous plant that has an attractive shape and can be grown at any place. It is famous for its lemon scent releasing from its leaves when crushed. Its scent is joyful and you will find it refreshing whereas it is very repelling to mosquitoes and bugs. This plant can be grown in pots and even in small spaces. 

4. Lavender: 

There would be no surprise in saying that Lavender is one of most favorite plants around the globe. It can be grown easily, beautiful and appealing, and above all, it releases a very pleasing fragrance that you will surely like on the contrary to mosquitoes that dislike and fly away when smelling it.

5. Lantana: 

Lantana is a wondrous mosquito repellent plant having an amazing shape. What would, even more, impress you is that it doesn't only repel mosquitoes but also attract butterflies and other pollinators. These plants are native to the tropical regions of the Americas and Africa but also found in the Australian-Pacific region, South and Northeastern part of India.

6. Lime Basil:

Lime Basil is most easy to grow and it deters away mosquitoes effectively. It's a healthy herb having a citrus fragrance and delicious taste. It has an appealing smell that keeps mosquito away and once it grows fully you can add it to your dishes.

7. Horsemint: 

Horsemint is another beautiful flowering plant popular for its intense smell that confuses mosquitoes. This decorative plant needs less attention and care to grow and thrive.

The above discussed are the most effective and popular anti-mosquito plants. Grow these plants to keep mosquitoes away from the surroundings and to decorate your garden. 

Like this article?

Hey! I am Shivam Dwivedi. Did you liked this article and have suggestions to improve this article? Mail me your suggestions and feedback.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters