Plant Care Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium

3.9 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Rose Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Rose Geranium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Sweet Scented Geranium


Pelargonium graveolens

How to care for Rose Geranium


How often to water your Rose Geranium

Water needs for Rose Geranium
0.5 cups
every 9

Rose 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 Rose Geranium

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Sweet Scented Geranium in your home

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

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

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

Rose Geranium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Rose Geranium

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

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Native Region
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Care Summary for Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium

Rose 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.

What other plant parents say

Rose Geranium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Rose Geranium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Rose Geranium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Rose Geranium has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Rose Geranium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Rose Geranium has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Rose Geranium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Elsabetts avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 1,112 XP

I haven’t had any luck with this it seems to be a difficult plant for me to look after

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Augeo avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe St Helens, England

The app says I need to water it every twelve days, but mine got really sad, so I would suggest watering often. Also, if you crush the leaves it releases a nice scent and you can also make tea with it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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