Plant Care Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium

About Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium is a super 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.


Geranium sanguineum

Also known as

Bloody geranium and Bloody cranesbill

How to care for Bloody Geranium


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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🚫.

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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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium

Bloody Geranium

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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