With more than 300 varieties in Australia, there’s a geranium
to suit any garden with a great range of colours, shapes and styles. Most geraniums are low spreading plants, with hairy, hand-shaped leaves. In spring, they bloom into colours ranging from red, white, pink, salmon to dark purple and even black.
How to grow geraniums
How much sun do they need?
Geraniums need at least six hours of sun each day, but also like being shaded from temperatures over 30 degrees. The best spot for them is in a well-drained garden bed. They also grow well in pots or in hanging baskets. Choose a potting mix, with equal amounts soil, peat moss and perlite and they will thrive.
When and how to prune and trim
Pruning geraniums will help to promote new growth and allow them to thicken up. Cut them back by a third in March or April for an impressive spring bloom.
Fertiliser for geraniums
Healthy geraniums need regular fertilising. The best fertilisers are either a controlled-release fertiliser
when planting or a water-soluble fertiliser every third time you water for a healthy plant.
How to propagate geraniums
Geraniums are easy to propagate
and grow from cuttings. Make your cuttings about 12cm long and remove any of the leaves from the bottom. A good tip is to let the cutting dry out for 12–24 hours, which will help to prevent root rot. Then dip the bottom of the cutting in a rooting hormone and place it in a pot full of potting mix and give it a good water. You can also help it out by putting a plastic bag over the plant and pot, which will act like a greenhouse and keep the humidity in.
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