GERANIACEAE

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Pelargonium spp.

Common Names:  Geranium

Light needs:  High light, with full sun during winter.

Best temperatures:  Average room temperature.

Water and humidity needs:  Allow to dry between waterings.  For best results, use distilled water or rainwater.

Growing guidelines:  Use heavy, sandy mix in small pots.  Repot in spring as needed.  Fertilize monthly from spring to summer only.

Common problems:  Low light or too much or too little water can cause leaves to yellow.  Over fertilizing can stop flowers from blooming.

Propagation:  Tip cuttings in summer.

Comments:  These bloom best when slightly pot bound.  Leaves often smell of pepermint, chocolate, etc.  Flowers usually continuously.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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