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Geranium

English Name

Pelargonium

Scientific Name

Description

Pelargonium is a flowering plant, available in many colours and is not at all difficult to grow. Most of pelargoniums are hybrids. They are grouped as follows: Regal Pelargonium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium, Zonal Pelargonium and Scented leaved Pelargonium.

South Africa

Origin

61°F - 77°F

Temperature (°F)

70°F - 75°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

20 days - 30 days

Germination Period

6" - 2'6"

Height (feet/inches)

Maximum: 1'

Spacing (feet/inches)

Hardy Perennial

Life Cycle

Shrub & Flower

Types

Spring, Summer & Autumn

Seasons

Yes

Fragrance

Colors

Watering

Water freely when dry in Summer, keep very dry in Winter.

Feeding

Feed every two weeks with high potash fertilizer in Spring and Summer.

Repotting

Re-pot in Spring in house-plant compost.

Germination

Clip pointed ends before sowing and sow in moist compost. Just cover seeds. Not all seeds will show at once, don't discard the seed container until well over the time of germination suggested.

Propagation

Sow seeds in early Autumn or early Spring. Take cuttings in mid Summer or early Autumn outdoors, early Autumn and early Spring indoors using bottom heat.

Cultivation

Pelargonium needs full sunlight. They become spindly and their leaves turn yellow in slightest shade.

Tips

Old plants can be cut down in Autumn and overwintered by keeping them cool and very dry at the roots.

Care

Stand pots outdoors in Summer and pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushiness. Remove dead flowers to prolong the flowering season.

Humidity

Moderate.



Did you know?

The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants.