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How to Care for Seed Geraniums


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Seed geraniums belong to the genus Pelargonium which contains over 200 species, most originating from South Africa. The seed geranium has small petals and blooms in many brilliant colors including red, white, salmon and pink, which highlight any home garden or flower bed. With the proper fertilizing and placement of the seed geranium plants, you should have blooms all season long.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Flower pot
  • Pebbles
  • Liquid plant fertilizer
  • Scissors or pruning shears
    1. Grow the seed geranium in a container with a layer of pebbles in the bottom or in a well-drained flower bed. If the soil does not drain well, the geranium may suffer from root rot.
    2. Stick your finger into the soil by the stem of the geranium plant. If the soil feels moist and clings to your finger, the geranium has enough water. If the soil feels dry, water the plant.
    3. Pour enough water into the plant that the soil feels damp, but not wet. Check the moisture in the soil daily to ensure it does not dry out.
    4. Fertilize the seed geranium every two to three weeks with a liquid fertilizer for flowers, following the directions on the fertilizer packaging.
    5. Cut the bloom clusters from the geraniums when the small blooms begin to fall. Snip 2 to 3 inches down the stem from the bloom with scissors or pruning shears.
    6. Grow the geranium in an area that receives at least 5 hours of sunlight a day.

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