Plant Care Garden Geranium

Garden Geranium

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Also known as

Zonal geranium, Zonal geranium and Garden geranium

Taxonomy

Pelargonium x hybridum
Pelargonium
Geraniaceae
Geraniales

How to care for Garden Geranium

💦 Water

How often to water your Garden Geranium

Water needs for Garden Geranium
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Geranium needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Garden Geranium

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Zonal geranium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garden Geranium: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Garden Geranium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Garden Geranium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Garden Geranium in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Garden Geranium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Garden Geranium: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Garden Geranium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Garden Geranium is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Garden Geranium prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Garden Geranium requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Garden Geranium doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Garden Geranium does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Garden Geranium should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Garden Geranium is native to Tropical and Subtropical regions worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Garden Geranium can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Garden Geranium

Garden Geranium

Garden Geranium


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Garden Geranium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Garden Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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05/04/2021

Really easy to keep, I forget to water sometimes (oops) and it stays alive. I don’t know wether I’m giving it to much or to little but he keeps on going. He will not die. Thanks an accidental plant killer :)

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