Pelargonium blooms longer if watered with a drop of pharmaceutical iodine
Pelargonium is a favorite flower of horticulture lovers. It is one of the most popular and cheapest types of flowers because it blooms until late autumn. Easy to maintain. Pelargonium gives gorgeous flowers when it blooms.
Pelargonium develops more slowly and is susceptible to diseases if there is not enough iodine. Iodine in plants regulates water flow and oxygen exchange. Iodine makes plants more resistant. Iodine prolongs the flowering of plants. Iodine can be used for plants that do not normally bloom. Iodine can be successfully used for watering and maintaining vegetables in gardens and on balconies.
Pelargonium can be watered twice a month with water in which phosphorus-based plants are fertilized. This encourages the flowering of the plant. Put a drop of pharmaceutical iodine in one liter of water. Then carefully pour 50 ml of water with iodine along the inner ends of each pot. Excessive pouring of iodine water into pots is not desirable as this damages the root of the plant.
Geraniums can be watered occasionally or once a week with milk that favors good flowering and strengthening of the plant. Milk contributes to better absorption of nutrients from the soil because it contains useful minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium). Pelargonium should be watered moderately and regularly.
Pelargonium loves the sun, so it is desirable to keep a pot with these flowers on the south side of the balcony or yard. Let the soil in the soil be good because the root does not tolerate too much moisture. This is achieved by mixing the soil with small stones and placing drainage granules on the bottom of the pot.
If reddish ends appear on the leaves, it means that the plant is cold. This usually happens during strong temperatures during the day when the nights are cold. Then you can move the pot with the plant to a warmer place only during the night. Do this until the nights get warmer.
Pelargonium is good to keep inside the house because the smell of this plant relieves headaches and helps against insomnia. The best temperatures for this plant are between 10 ° and 27 ° C because at lower temperatures the plant starts to wither slowly.
It is necessary that the plants have enough moisture so that the leaves do not wither. Too much moisture and excessive watering causes root rot. Therefore, the soil should be evenly moist. In the late afternoon, if the nights are not cold, the plants can be sprayed with stagnant water.
At the beginning of spring, geraniums should be pruned and watered. It is desirable to transplant the plant. They are fed with pelargonium fertilizer or flower fertilizer. During the vegetation, fertilization of the plant should be done by watering 1-2 times a week with a solution for geraniums. Geraniums are plants whose leaves have hairs. They must therefore not be fed by spraying over the leaves.
Pelargoniums are propagated by seeds or by taking cuttings of healthy, succulent plants. The optimal time for that is summer. Root cuttings should be placed in warm, sandy, moderately moist compost. Seed propagation requires that the seeds be fresh, as they quickly lose their ability to germinate.
The most common plant disease is bacterial leaf spot (Xsanthomonas pelargonii). On the reverse of the older leaves, oily transparent spots appear, which then grow into round spots with a reddish or gray central part and a yellow-green peripheral zone. The spots then become visible from the face of the leaves. Often more freckles connect with each other, creating larger diseased areas (spots), which are often bordered by nerves. Heavily infested leaves dry out.
Diseased leaves should be removed and burned. Pluck and destroy heavily infested plants. When watering do not wet the leaves. Lower the temperature and relative humidity by ventilating more often. Preventively treat with copper-based fungicides. Cuttings should be taken only from completely healthy plants that have not shown any signs of disease for at least the last six months.