Plants that ward off insects naturally

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Strategically growing insect-repelling plants in your home or garden can help to ward off insects naturally without the use of harmful chemical insecticides. 

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Also called catnip, which is one of the mints family, takes its name because of its intense attraction for cats. Cats have such an obvious reaction to it because of an essential oil in the plant called nepetalactone. Nepetalactone is the main ingredient in catnip that causes the crazy reaction. It can turn even the most relaxed cats into a ball of happiness with energy to spare. A cat’s “high” from catnip usually lasts about 10 minutes or so. Attractive aromatic grey-green foliage with dainty sprays of lavender-blue flowers that attract bees. Whole plant can be used as a tonic for animals. Young leaves and shoots also impart lemony-mintness to everyday cooking or dried as tea. Humans can enjoy it in tea for its relaxing properties. Botanical name: Nepeta catariaDisclaimer: Based on feedback from our customers, the potency of the seeds from Singapore Horti-Flora are up to 90%. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, as to productiveness of any seeds we sell...

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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Pelargonium graveolens Description: Mosquito plant is a shrub growing in semi-shade area. Their deeply incised leaves are covered in soft, glandular hairs that produce rose-scented oils. The leaves are used to make geranium oil which is used in the perfume industry for its rose-like scent. The leaves of mosquito plant emit a smell that repels mosquitoes and other insect. Pot dimensions:   Ø15cm x H11cm Overall Plant Height: 25-30cm (Approx.) Included grower pot Light: Full sun, partial sun, bright light. Water: Check regularly and water as needed. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Never let the soil dry out completely. Fertilizer: Fertilize with all-purpose fertilizer once a month to encourage growth. Trimming: Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs. Trimming allows available nutrients in the soil to be transferred into the new leaves which encourage intentional growth. Also, trimming allows your plants to retain in a good shape and keep pests, fungal and diseases away.  *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size, colour of flowers may vary and change Subject to Availability...

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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Ocimum basilicum Description: Sweet basil is a tender, fragrant, and flavorful herb used in italian cuisines. Although basil will tolerate a slight degree of partial shade, it will do best when grown in an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of full sun daily. Container basil plants will thrive with a high quality organic potting soil that is amended with perlite for drainage. Maximum growth and plant health will be achieved in fertile soils. Pot dimensions:   Ø15cm x H11cm Overall Plant Height: 25-35cm (approx.) Included grower pot Light: Full sun to partial-sun Water: Check regularly and water as needed. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Never let the soil dry out completely. Fertilizer: Feed with organic fertilizer at least once a month. Trimming: Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs. *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability...

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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Melissa officinalis Description: Lemon balm is a perennial herb from mint family. It prefers fertile, moist soil in a cooler part of the garden. Plants grown in partial shade will be larger and more succulent than those exposed to full sun. Once established, lemon balm can produce large amounts of its sweet, lemon-smelling leaves. These leaves can be used for a variety of things. Most commonly, lemon balm leaves are used in teas, potpourris, cooking and as an insect repellent. Pot dimensions:   Ø15cm x H11cm Overall Plant Height: 20-30cm (approx.) Included grower pot Light: Full sun to partial-sun Water: Check regularly and water as needed. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Never let the soil dry out completely. Fertilizer: Feed with an organic fertilizer at least once or twice a month. Trimming: Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs. *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability...

Lavender 薰衣草 Lavender 薰衣草 New
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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Lavendula vera Description: Lavender is a shrub that is cultivated for its purple flowers and lovely scent that can used to repel mosquito and insect. The plants should get at least four hours of direct sunlight and should be shielded from rain. Lavender grows in a compact clump with tall, numerous, erect stems with small grayish leaves. It produced small, violet-blue flowers on a terminal spike. Pot dimensions:   Ø15cm x H11cm Overall Plant Height: 20-30cm (approx.) Included grower pot Light: Full sun to partial-sun Water: Check regularly and water as needed. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Never let the soil dry out completely. Fertilizer: Feed with organic fertilizer at least once a month to provide essential nutrient for plant growth. Trimming: Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs. *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability...

Thyme 百里香 Thymus vulgaris Thyme 百里香 Thymus vulgaris New
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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Thymus vulgaris Description: Thyme is a low-growing, woody perennial. It is a highly aromatic herbs that grow from 4 inches to 1 foot high. Thyme grows well in well-drained soil. Mulching with pumice, gravel or sand to improve the drainage and prevents root rot. Thyme is perfect for containers, either alone or in combination with plants, as well as grow as ground cover. Pot dimensions:   Ø15cm x H11cm Overall Plant Height: 25-35cm (approx.) Included grower pot Light: Full sun to partial-sun Water: Check the soil dryness regularly and water as needed. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Allow the water to drain out from the bottom of the pot. Never let the soil dry out completely. In the event that the plant is dehydrated or too dry, give the plant a long soak. Simply soak the plant in a pail of water for at least 15min until the soil is fully saturated. Discard excess water drained from the bottom of pot. Fertilizer: Feed with organic fertilizer at least once a month. Trimming: Prune off any dried/brown leaves so that the available nutrients can be utilized for new growth. *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability...

Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus 香茅草 Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus 香茅草 New
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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Cymbopogon citratus Description: Lemon Grass also known as serai, oil grass, fever grass, is a clump-forming grass grow up to 0.6m tall or 1.2m tall. Leaf blades are light green and strap-shaped. Crushed leaves eliminated a pleasant lemony scent that may help to control mosquito proliferation. Lemon Grass is a fast grower. Prefers moist, well-drained loamy soils, but will tolerate most other soil types. If grown in containers, plant can be divided and separated regularly. Used in a variety of Southeast Asian dishes, such as curries, seafood, poultry dishes, and soups like Tom Yam Soup. Pot dimensions:   Pot 17.0cm - Small - Ø17cm x H14cmPot No.4 - Medium - Ø26cm x H22cm Overall Plant Height: Small - 25-35cm (approx.) Included grower potMedium - 30-45cm (approx.) included grower pot Light: Full sun to partial-sun Water: Check regularly and water as needed. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Never let the soil dry out completely. Fertilizer: Feed with organic fertilizer at least once a month. Trimming: Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs. *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability...

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Fact Sheets and Plant Guides Scientific Name:  Mentha spicata L. Family Name: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Common Name: Spearmint Synonyms Mentha sylvestris, Mentha longifolia var. mollissima, Mentha viridis, Mentha longifolia var. undulata, Mentha cordifolia, Mentha longifolia Description: Mint is an aromatic herb produced from a creeping rhizome. It has an upright growth habit usually growing in edible gardens or container planting as kitchen herbs.Once established, mint can produce large amounts of sweet, lemon-smelling leaves.These leaves can be used for a variety of things. Most commonly, mint leaves are used in teas, and as an insect repellent. Pot dimensions:   Ø15cm x H11cm Overall Plant Height: 25-35cm (approx.) Included grower pot Light: Full sun to partial-sun Water: Check regularly and water as needed. Keep soil moist at all times. Water thoroughly when the soil turns slightly dry to touch. Never let the soil dry out completely. Fertilizer: Feed with organic fertilizer at least once a month. Trimming: After flowering, cut back the plants to promote new growth. Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs. Trimming allows available nutrients in the soil to be transferred into the new leaves which encourage intentional growth. *Photo for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.  *Pot color and size may vary and change Subject to Availability...