Plant Care Ivy Geranium

Ivy Geranium

4.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Ivy Geranium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Ivy Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Ivyleaf Geranium

Taxonomy

Pelargonium peltatum
Pelargonium
Geraniaceae
Geraniales

How to care for Ivy Geranium

💦 Water

How often to water your Ivy Geranium

Water needs for Ivy Geranium
0.5 cups
every 9

Ivy 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 Ivy Geranium

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Ivy Geranium in your home

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

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

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

Ivy Geranium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ivy Geranium

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Ivy Geranium is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Ivy Geranium →

Common Ivy Geranium Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Ivy 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.

Ivy Geranium Water Frequency →

Ivy Geranium Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ivy 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 🏡.

Ivy Geranium Light Requirements →

Ivy Geranium Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Ivy Geranium is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Ivy Geranium Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Ivy 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.

Ivy Geranium Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Ivy 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Ivy Geranium →


💩 Fertilizer

Ivy 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

Ivy Geranium is native to Tropical and Subtropical regions worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Ivy Geranium Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Ivy Geranium

Ivy Geranium

Ivy 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

Ivy Geranium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Ivy Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Ivy Geranium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Ivy Geranium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Ivy Geranium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Ivy Geranium has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@yenith avatar
@@yenith
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 668 XP
globe Vancouver, British Columbia
09/22/2021

Robust plant

Browns easily Browns easily
Charis avatar
@Charis
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Brighton, England
08/30/2021

It is a fast grower when in direct sunlight but it can also attract insects and can leave an odd smell on skin

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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