How often do geraniums need watering?
How Often Should You Water Geraniums? In general, water your geraniums 1–2 times per week. However, geranium watering needs can change depending on climate, weather, and other important factors. A zonal geranium in late summer will need more watering than perennial geraniums in winter.
What do curling down leaves mean?
When leaves curl or 'cup' at the tips and the margins, the plant is trying to retain moisture. Any form of downwards curling usually indicates overwatering or overfeeding.
How often should I water my potted geranium?
Plan on watering your geranium seedlings every few days, or even daily. Keep an eye on the surface level dryness of the soil, and give the seedlings a sprinkle if it doesn't look moist.
How do I stop my leaves from curling?
In order to avoid curling leaves due to soil that is too soggy, always allow the top inch or two (approximately 2.5 to 5 cm.) of soil to dry out. Always use pots with drainage holes. Allow water to completely drain away after watering and never allow your potted plant to sit in water for extended periods of time.
How do you keep potted geraniums blooming?
Deadheading is must to keep geraniums blooming all summer long. Remove the spent flowers, so the plant responds with more blossoms. Snip off dying blooms and stems to centralize the plant's energy in producing new flowers.
Do geraniums like shade?
Hardy Geraniums form low mounds and bloom from spring through fall in white, red, purple, pink, or blue. They will thrive in part shade, and some cultivars do perfectly in full shade. Another bonus is that hardy geraniums tolerate dry soil—a common problem when planting under trees.
Why are my geraniums scraggly?
Repot crowded plants whose leaves droop and drop, giving branches a scraggly appearance. Cut through any roots that circle the potting mix inside the pot so roots can expand into the new soil. Use a pot no more than one size larger than the old pot and prune back long branches to balance the pruning to the roots.
Why are my geraniums dying?
Improper watering, whether too much or too little, is one of the most common mistakes that can cause problems with your geraniums growth and health. Bacterial or fungal disease can stunt your geraniums growth, and will often result in wilting or discoloration of leaves, stems, or flowers.
How hot is too hot for geraniums?
It is temperature- and moisture-sensitive, requiring full sun if temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees, and afternoon shade when warmer. Provide even moisture; if overwatered, the foliage will develop corky spots.
Do geraniums do well in hot sun?
Geraniums have always been known to tolerate heat better than most plant species, but the recent development of hybrid geraniums has meant varieties that can take on tough climates like Texas and Arizona, where 100-plus-degree summers are the norm.
Do geraniums like Epsom salts?
Adding Epsom salt to your geraniums helps to boost production of chlorophyll, which increases photosynthesis and helps contribute to the increased vigor of geraniums. Epsom salts also contain sulfur, which help plants to grow tall and strong.