Easy methods on how to care for Geranium flower



This particular flower makes a popular bedding plants in the garden, although they are also grown indoors or outside in hanging baskets. The growing of geranium plants is very easy as long as you can give them what they really need.


Steps on how to grow Geraniums

Geranium plants needs are different depending on where or how you grow them. If it is grown Indoors, the plant need lots of light for blooming but will tolerate moderate light conditions. Geranium plants also need indoor temperature of about 65-70 degrees F. (18-21 C.) during the day and also 55 degrees F. (13 C.) at night. Geranium plants need to be grown in a well-draining potting soil as well. Don’t forget that when growing geraniums outdoors, it require moist, well-draining soil similar to that of indoor potting soil with equal amounts of soil, peat, and perlite. Make sure you locate the geraniums in an area with at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. The plant need to be protected from cold, so just wait until the threat of frost has passed before planting. You can space the plants about 8 to 12 inches (20-30 cm.) apart and around the same depth as their original planting pots. Also mulch the plant, this will help to retain moisture.


How to care for geranium plant

Geranium plant care is pretty basic whether indoors or outdoors. Make sure the watering of the plant is done deeply once the soil begins to feel dry indoors or at least weekly outdoors (but potted plants may need daily watering in hot weather), fertilizing the plant is necessary. You can use a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer or a 5-10-5 fertilizer with additional organic matter every 4 to 6 weeks throughout their active growing season. Don’t forget that indoor or potted plants may require repotting once they become overgrown, usually noted by wilting between watering. Also regular deadheading of spent blooms will also help to encourage additional blooming. If you are watering outdoor plants, try to avoid overhead irrigation, because this can lead to pests or disease issues.

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