Asked by: Krisztina Lisarri
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th April, 2020

Are Citronella plants safe for kids?

Plants like citronella, eucalyptus and tansy are known for their pest-repelling properties, but they are also toxic to dogs and cats. Don't worry! You can still repel pests safely and naturally with pet-safe plants.

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Similarly, you may ask, is citronella plant poisonous to humans?

Toxicity. No evidence has been found for human toxicity. The base chemical of the plant, citral, is categorically rated low, slightly toxic, not acutely toxic or not rated. True citronella is derived from drying the plant Cymbopogon nardus.

Also Know, are Citronella plants toxic to cats? Once you know that you have a citronella geranium, it's important to care for it properly. Plants in the Pelargonium family are toxic to dogs and cats, according to the ASPCA. Ingestion can cause vomiting and depression, and rubbing up against the plant can cause dermatitis.

Likewise, are citronella candles safe for kids?

For most adults, citronella oil is safe when it's used on the skin, but it can cause skin allergies in some people, especially young children. If your pets ingest citronella, it can cause severe illness or death.

Do Citronella plants work against mosquitoes?

Citronella Geranium They are called the mosquito plant, and they give off a scent mosquitoes don't like. And they are effective in repelling mosquitoes in small areas.

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