Plant Care Birch-Leaf Pelargonium

Birch-Leaf Pelargonium

Also known as

Geranium penicillatum, Pelargonium georgense and Pelargonium penicillatum


Pelargonium betulinum

How to care for Birch-Leaf Pelargonium


How often to water your Birch-Leaf Pelargonium

Water needs for Birch-Leaf Pelargonium
0.5 cups
every 9

Birch-Leaf Pelargonium 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Birch-Leaf Pelargonium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Birch-Leaf Pelargonium: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Birch-Leaf Pelargonium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Birch-Leaf Pelargonium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Birch-Leaf Pelargonium in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Birch-Leaf Pelargonium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Birch-Leaf Pelargonium: 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 Birch-Leaf Pelargonium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Birch-Leaf Pelargonium

Birch-Leaf Pelargonium

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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