Written by Maggie
Nov 01 2021
Sweet scented geranium is a common potted flower plant. Sweet scented geranium is also easy to grow, as long as there is an adaptive environment. But to keep Sweet scented geranium well, first of all, we should master how to grow and care for Sweet scented geranium.
Sweet scented geranium is not high to the soil requirements, general fertile soil drainage is good. When we grow and care for Sweet scented geranium, pot soil can be saprotic soil, rice chaff ash, garden soil 1/3, and then add a small amount of calcium superphosphate mixed mixed can be.
Sweet scented geranium in South Africa, the origin of sweet scented geranium like sunny, warm, well ventilated environment. When we grow and care for Sweet scented geranium, if the sun in the spring and early summer is not too strong, we can put flower pots in the place with enough light, make plenty of light, but in the hot summer early autumn season, appropriate light is put in the shade. Avoid direct light, otherwise, the branches and leaves are burned.
Sweet scented geranium resistance to drought, afraid of water. So when we grow and care for Sweet scented geranium, appropriately control of water. Watering too much, resulting in water in the basin, and can cause Sweet scented geranium unscented or rotting roots.
Spring and autumn growth and flowering exuberant, it can be appropriately poured some more, but also should be in order to keep the basin soil moist. Winter temperature is low, plant growth is slow. When we grow and care for Sweet scented geranium, it should be watered as little as possible.
In the growing season, especially the flowering period, Sweet scented geranium can be applied once every 7-10 days thin liquid fertilizer. With decayed livestock and poultry manure add water dilution better, we also can use decayed cake fertilizer water pouring application. When we grow and care for Sweet scented geranium, 3 to 5 days before fertilization, little or no watering, pot soil drying irrigation, more conducive to root absorption.
In order to let the Sweet scented geranium plant shape beautifully, more flowering. In the spring if the plant grows too flourishing, it can be thinning pruning. After flowering, cut off the remaining flowers and overgrown branches. When we grow and care for Sweet scented geranium in the dormant period, we can still undertake pruning, cut the old leaf that sends yellow, sparse has been to a dense branch, undertake shortcut to too long branches. In order to prepare dormant period passes, smoke unripe new branches, continue pregnant bud blossoms. Additionally, geranium itself has a special odor, and suffers insect pests rarely. Therefore, there is no need for prevention.