How to grow and care for Garden geranium

Written by Maggie

Mar 30 2021

How to grow and care for Garden geranium

Geranium (geranium x Hortorum) is the most popular bed plant in the garden, but they are also usually grown indoors or outdoors in hanging baskets. Geraniums are easy to grow, as long as you can give them what they need.

Ivy Geranium is one of the best hanging plants for indoors and outdoors

Geranium inforimation

Pelargonium x Hortorum (Pelargonium x Hybrida) is a kind of hybrid combinations of various cultivated geranium hybrids, the most famous of which are zonal Geranium (P. Zonale) and scarlet geranium (P. Inquinans).

A zonale "band" is a color band on the blade surface parallel to the edge of the scallop. It is usually green or purple, and may be light or dark.

Geranium also has unusual variations, such as the yellow, purple and green "tricolour" geranium.

How to grow geranium

The needs of geraniums vary depending on where and how you grow them. When growing geranium indoors, geraniums need plenty of light to bloom, but can tolerate moderate light conditions.They also need indoor temperatures of around 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit (18-21 degrees Celsius) during the day and around 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius) at night. These plants also need to grow in well-drained potting soil. When growing geraniums outdoors, they need moist, well-drained soil similar to indoor potting soil, which contains equal amounts of soil, peat and perlite. Keep the geranium in a place with at least six to eight hours of sunlight. Because these plants must be protected from freezing, they must wait until the threat of frost is removed. Space plants are about 8 to 12 inches (20-30 centimeters) apart and about the same depth as their original flowerpots.It is also recommended to cover these plants with mulch to help retain water.


Take care of the geranium

No matter growing  geranium indoors or outdoors, the nursing of geranium is very basic. Watering should be done in depth, and once the soil starts to feel dry indoors or outdoors at least weekly (although potted plants may need watering daily in hot weather), fertilization is usually necessary. During its active growing season, use water-soluble houseplant or organic 5-10-5 fertilizers every 4 to 6 weeks. Once an indoor or potted plant overgrows, it usually Withers between watering and needs to be repotted. The end of regular flowering will also help to encourage more flowering. When watering outdoor geranium, it is best to avoid overhead irrigation, as this can cause pest or disease problems.