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 located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Rose Geranium in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Growing Rose Geranium in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant Rose Geranium in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Rose Geranium in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 22.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 22.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Rose Geranium in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayligh…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

Rose Geranium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Rose Geranium

Nutrient needs for plant Rose Geranium in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

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 your location in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 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 11 Plants
xp 651 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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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