The Rozanne geranium is a beautiful plant with 2-inch-diameter, saucer-shaped flowers, but knowing when to water can pose problems. The Rozanne geranium prefers a well-drained organic soil. When the weather is hot or windy, Rozanne geraniums need more water. If you give the Rozanne geraniums too much water or not enough water, the plant can die. It’s a balance to keep the soil just right, but by checking the soil each day, you will know whether the plants need water.
Things You’ll Need
- Water the Rozanne geranium early in the morning or early in the evening. Watering when the wind is calm will help prevent the water from evaporating too rapidly.
- Check the soil daily for moisture content. Stick your finger several inches into the soil. If the soil feels dry, then it is time to water. If the soil still feels wet, hold off on watering and check the ground the next day. Too much watering can cause the Rozanne geranium to rot.
- Make sure to water the plant deeply to reach all the roots buried in the ground. When the weather is cooler, water only when the soil feels dry. If the plants are young, they require more moisture and more frequent watering. This is because the roots are at the surface, and this area dries out first.
- Use a water hose and allow the water to run slowly into the soil. Don’t turn the water on full force, or it will make a big hole or wash out the plants. You can test how far the water is soaking into the soil by sticking your finger into the soil.
- Place a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the Rozanne geranium. This will help retain moisture and keep weeds from growing.
Tips & Warnings
If the soil is clay or heavy, you may not have to water as often. Always test the ground to see if watering is necessary. Sandy soils will require more frequent watering as this soil cannot retain moisture content.
Remove the faded blossoms and provide deep watering. This will encourage new blooms that will last until winter frosts.