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Grow and Care for Geraniums

Grow and Care for Geraniums

Grow and Care for Geraniums

As a child I lived with my grandparents for a while, and I can always remember my grandma having geraniums in pots around the house as well as in the garden! Through my grandma I came to love geraniums. My grandma taught me how to Grow and Care for Geraniums, these are some tips that I want to pass on to you!

Here in Canada with the cold winters we had to have Geraniums in the home, hanging from the ceiling or sitting in a corner. Make sure you put your potted geranium near a window as they require a lot of sun light, try to give them six to eight hours of sunlight each day! Geraniums should be planted in well-draining potting soil.

If you are growing geraniums outside make sure you plant them in an area with moist well draining soil, as if you were planting them indoors in a pot. Mixing the soil with peat or perlite can really help your geraniums flourish!Always keep your geraniums away from the cold and make sure to plant them eight to twelve inches apart!

Geraniums are very easy to care for, besides watering your geraniums make sure you fertilize your soil. I use a water-soluble house plant fertilizer or a 5-10-5 fertilizer with additional organic matter every four to six weeks throughout their active growing season. Plants in pots may require a repotting once they have outgrown their current pot. You can usually tell a plant is outgrowing its current pot when it starts to wilt (assuming you give your plant proper care).

To encourage additional blooming I suggest you cut off spent blooms! Always avoid overhead watering, always try to water the base of the plant directly. Water suck on the leaves or flowers can lead to plant health issues.

Geraniums root extremely easily! Simply cut off a stem, put it into some warm water and watch the roots grow!

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