Zodia Plant, Spesies: Evodia Suaveolens [This picture snapshoted by my original smartphone Red Mi 4] Zodia by elhajary. Zodia which in scientific language called Evodia suaveolens, is a plant that has long been used by the indigenous people of Papua as an. A plant that is often used as a mosquito repellent is Zodia (Evodia suaveolens scheff) and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis l.). Some studies have modified the .

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August 15, by typicalgardener. Why is the Evodia Suaveolens such a rarity? I searched long and evpdia, but could not find what was touted to be the ultimate mosquito repellant plant.

I sniffed suaveo,ens touched every plant which looked remotely like the Evodia Suaveolens. I was even fooled into thinking that the Evodia Ridleyi was the real deal and bought a few.

Then someone gave me a tiny Zodia. I subjected the tiny 1-inch seedling to a sniff-and-touch test.

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The leaves were sticky and the scent was heady. It was the real McCoy! As instructed, I planted the seedling in a small pot, and watered it sparingly. It obviously gave the Zodia the impression that it was a bonsai as it remained an inch tall for a really long time. He nagged me to change the pot, and for the sake of peace, I did. Liberated from its close confines, the Zodia stretched its limbs. For the first time, I could actually see significant progress. Encouraged, I changed evoodia pot yet again, leap frogging from a 4-inch pot to a inch one.

A drastic suaveokens, defying the usual advice to take it one step at a time. I guess I was making up for lost time. Then suaveolejs day I saw buds, then flowers. Needless to say, this mother hen clucked with pride and dashed to get the camera.


I was hoping to pollinate the microscopic flowers but gave up after a couple of tries. Ants are great agents of pollination. Perhaps once I have enough Zodia in the garden, mosquitoes will really be a thing of the past.

Posted in Fragrant plants 49 Comments. Does it really keep the mozzies away? I remember when we were in primary school, there was a time when everyone rushed around to get this mosquito-repellant plants. No idea if they worked or not. But I love the idea that it does.

Hv u sown any zodia seeds b4…? However, correct me if m wrong….

Hey folkshas anybody seeds of the Zodia — Evodiaa graveolens availlable. I have been looking for this for ages…. Will gladly pay all expenses and for the seeds. I am living in Mexico. Please send me a mail: Hi Typical Gaderner…r u back from New Zealand…? Did u bring any interesting plants o seeds home….?

Hi Luc…did u manage to get zodia seeds….?

Errmmm m soo excited…i have a new baby in d garden…a 1 yr old Wisteria…. LOL — the smell is … potent, i suwveolens. May b not a wise thing to do…. Rennie …for u to b able to buy…. Sg Buloh here i come. RM15ea about 1ft in size. Look for the lane selling fruits and go right till the end.

Benefits Zodia plant Papua

You can find herbs and fruit tree saplings. What I thought i saw, was actually a different plant. Pelargonium radula Evofia for the confusion. Guess this Zodia will continue to remain elusive. Ah, zodia… you can find them quite easily in Jakarta, where I live.

They are stable and comfortable and modern. I live in Bali and was offered one of these plants at a plant Center.

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About 3 feet tall. I have one friend who is a mosquito magnet who is tormented endlessly trying to sleep in that room so I thought I would give this plant a shot.

It is amazingly effective. After the first night with the plant in the room she reported zero mosquito bites or encounters. Normally I would be woken up a few times during the night by the crackling of the mosquito racquet that we use to zap these pests. If I take the plant outside, mosquitoes are back in the room within hours. If you rub the leaves between thumb and forefinger it generates an intense and unique citrus peel oil fragrance due to the Limolene.

I had previously bought 18 orange Jessamine and white jasmine in hopes of a fragrant yard. I should have just gotten one of these to begin with. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Typicalgardener’s Blog Just another WordPress. The Zodia obliged by growing stronger by the day, and taller by the week. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.

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