How to Grow Geraniums in Pots

Geraniums are a variety of flower family with colors so vibrant that they liven up the atmosphere. They come in a variety of colors and so allow you to experiment with nature. You do not need a garden or yard to grow these wonderful flowers. You can grow them in pots without compromising on anything. The best thing about growing them in pots is that you can also keep them indoors as part of your ambiance and decor. They certainly add freshness and beauty to a place. Our step by step guide has detailed information on growing Geraniums in pots.

Instructions

  • 1

    Pot and Soil:

    Choose a pot of your choice. The clay ones are more susceptible than plastic to breakage but look better. The pot should have a drainage hole so that any excess water is disposed of because Geraniums rot if they stand in water for long. The pot size is also important. Most Geranium roots grow up to a maximum of ten inches and that should be your variety. However it also depends on your seed variety. Wash your pot well before plantation to remove any dirt and bacteria that can cause diseases.

    Choose a good quality soil with organic matter so that the conditions for Geranium growth are excellent.

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    Growing by Seed:

    Fill the pot with soil in a loose manner. If you chose to grow geranium by seeding, April- May is the best period to start. Scatter seeds over the top soil layer at a distance of few inches and then cover with a light layer of soil.

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    Growing by Stem or Sapling:

    Both these methods employ the same procedures. Fill the pot loosely because tightly packed soil can suffocate the plant. Make a hole in the soil, large enough for the baby plant. Place the baby plant in it and then cover up from the sides.

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    Care:

    water your Geraniums regularly but do not soak them up as it increase the chance of rot. It is better if you allow the soil to dry before watering again. Keep the pot in a sunny location. Fertilize once a month if your are using liquid fertilizer.When using granular fertilizer, do it once a year in springtime. Keep the plant clear of any broken and dead leaves to prevent fungal diseases.

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