Geranium is a beautiful plant that does not mind the sun, so it is a drive for a window, balcony or terrace

Geranium is a beautiful plant that does not mind the sun, so it is a drive for a window, balcony or terrace
Geranium originates from South Africa. Today there are several hundred species of this flower. Upright geraniums are easily adapted even in the worst conditions. It thrives in any type of soil, but still loves “heavier” soil, especially rarely exposed to the sun all summer. There are white and purple and many other colors but also types of flowers with simple and double flowers. Doubles are older species and do not bloom profusely. Geranium is not sensitive and is easy to grow. Grows profusely exposed to the sun. It blooms a lot from spring to late autumn. This plant should be transplanted every spring. Then you need to shorten the branches and veins. In winter, the branches do not cut because they can easily rot. Geraniums should be watered abundantly during the summer and fed occasionally. When watering, be careful not to wet the flowers and leaves with water. It is rarely watered in winter.
Pelargonium vine or hanging geranium is suitable for terraces, balconies, shelves and hanging baskets. The leaves are bright, fleshy and brittle, similar to ivy. They exist with simple and double flowers, white, pink or red. English or large-flowered geranium is softer and more delicate than the hanging one, although it has a larger and more beautiful flower. It blooms once a year in late spring. The leaves are firm, curly and notched at the edges. She loves light so it should be kept on a sunny window. It should be slightly sheltered during high heat. The leaves of the variegated geranium are colored with white, dark green or copper-brown patterns. It grows slower than other species and is of low growth. The flower is small, red and inconspicuous. It is grown for its colorful leaves. A common disease of this flower is leaf spot. It is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas, which spreads easily and quickly and is difficult to control.
There are several types of planting mixtures and they can be planted in pure peat. In Hungary, a mixture of 20% clay and the same amount of lime or gypsum proved successful. This mixture has an agreed Ph value of 6.5. If the Ph value is higher then the plants are susceptible to bacteria and if it is lower – to fungi. Pelargonium tolerates a lower percentage of salt in the soil, but if there is more salt, the plant gets a gray-green color.

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