Plant Care Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium

About Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bloody Geranium likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Bloody Geranium belongs to the Geranium genus, and is native to Europe to the Caucasus.

Taxonomy

Geranium sanguineum
Geranium
Geraniaceae
Geraniales

Also known as

Bloody geranium and Bloody cranesbill

How to care for Bloody Geranium

💦 Water

How often to water your Bloody Geranium

Water needs for Bloody Geranium
0.5 cups
every 9

Bloody 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 Bloody Geranium

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bloody Geranium in your home

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

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

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

Bloody Geranium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bloody Geranium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bloody 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 Bloody Geranium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Bloody Geranium →

Common Bloody Geranium Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Bloody 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.

Bloody Geranium Water Frequency →

Bloody Geranium Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bloody 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 🏡.

Bloody Geranium Light Requirements →

Bloody Geranium Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


🪴 Soil

Bloody Geranium is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Bloody Geranium →

When and How to Successfully Repot Bloody Geranium →


💩 Fertilizer

Bloody 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!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bloody Geranium can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Bloody Geranium Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Bloody Geranium can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium

Bloody 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.

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