Are your favorite plants geraniums? You are lucky! In this article you will find the right information to revive their color and to keep them healthy for a long time.

Brighten up the color of your geraniums

Revive the color of your geraniums with this super simple method!

The best way to revive the color of your geraniums is to fertilize the soil correctly.

This plant requires fertilizers rich in phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium, if you don’t want to spend large amounts of money the best natural way is that of coffee grounds.

The choice of land

No less important than fertilization is the choice of soil which must be acidic and rich in peat and clay. Always remember that to have a perfectly healthy plant you need good drainage, so an excellent habit is to put some gravel in the pot before inserting the soil.

How to water geraniums

During the hot periods they are to be constantly wet as they need a moist but not saturated soil. During the winter months the soil should never become dry.

The ideal temperature

This plant must be placed in the sunlight at a temperature between 15 and 25°C. During the winter it is necessary to protect the geraniums with a protective net.

A pot of the right size

The size of the pot varies according to the size of your plant. For a medium-sized plant the size of the pot is 20 cm, for a large plant a pot of about 40 cm is needed.

Important advice

Always remove dried leaves and flowers, this will allow the plant to bloom again and remain healthy for a long time. 

 

How to protect plants

How to protect geraniums from any pests:

Marseille soap – natural insecticide for plants

  • 100 g of soap
  • 1 liter of water

Preparation: reduce the soap into flakes, place in a saucepan with 1 liter of water and melt over low heat. When everything is completely fluid, turn off and let it cool. Place in a tightly closed bottle.

Usage : 10 ml of this product in a liter of water, put in a nebulizer and spray on the plant.

Cinnamon against aphids

Sprinkle cinnamon powder on the plant. Or prepare a decoction with 4 or 5 cinnamon sticks in a liter of water. Once it has cooled, spray it on the plant. Even more powerful is Ceylon cinnamon oil, just a few drops diluted in water and washing the infested leaves.

Happy gardening!