These Geranium plants are bright, cheerful, and very easy to grow and maintain! They come in a vast variety of amazing flower colors. They are also called cranesbills or storksbills. These plants look great inside homes, flower bed, inside or outside containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets. You can use these as a border for other plants or mix them with others of their kind or different plants.
Scientific Name: Pelargonium hortorum
Growth Habit: Geraniums grow clusters of flowers which have 5 petals. They can grow anywhere from 10″ to 18″ in height, and up to 2? in width.
Exposure: Geraniums love sunlight and work best when exposed to a lot of it! When they receive a lot of sunlight geraniums tend to bloom more. At least six hours of direct sunlight is suggested for geraniums, but if you live in climates with temperatures that regularly reach over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, geraniums should be planted in part shade.
Water: Make sure you water your plant throughout, keeping the soil moist, but making sure you do not overwater.
Potential Handling Dangers: Some people, when in skin contact with this plant, may develop a minor skin irritation, but most people do not have this problem.
Potential Plant Dangers: Geraniums can be prone to fungal disease from too much moisture and/or humidity. Geraniums have also been found to become infested with caterpillars, whiteflies, aphids and mites.