Geraniums are a very popular flower on Italian balconies. But how to make them proliferate? Here’s the trick. 

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Also preferred by those without a green thumb due to their ease of cultivation and their bright colours, geraniums are a must for outdoors.

Geraniums: characteristics and properties

Geraniums, also known by the name Pelargonium , are considered the king of balcony plants. The reason lies in the fact that they are easy to grow and resistant to different types of climate. Their origins lie in South Africa. Precisely from that country, they were imported into Europe where today they proliferate especially in the Mediterranean area.


There are different species of geraniums and each is characterized by different colors and scents. Although it is notoriously simple to grow, you must be careful to observe some precautions . The first concerns the climate: be careful because intense cold is poorly tolerated. The minimum temperature is two degrees. Also pay attention to the exposure : it is better to place it in partial shade and never in the shade as the bulbs could flower halfway (branches with flowers and branches without). Positioning in full sun, especially in full summer, would not be advisable as the flowers could burn.

Also pay attention to the soil: it must be well drained. However, there are other valid tricks to make your geraniums proliferate. Below you will find out what it is.

The trick to making them proliferate

To make geraniums bloom all year round, you can observe two simple tricks. For the first, you will need iodine tincture , the one used to heal wounds, together with a bottle of clean water. Pour one drop of iodine tincture for every liter of water. The bottle will need to be shaken. Iodine helps prevent plant diseases. With the mixture obtained you can proceed with regular watering of the plant, with 50/100 ml at a time, along the part of the soil that borders the pot. Be careful not to use too much iodine as you could damage the root of the plant and it would burn. Water and iodine can be given for a month, to be repeated periodically.

Another trick is to use an aspirin tablet. Using a spray bottle, spray some water on the tablet to dissolve it. The dissolved aspirin should be placed in a liter of water. The contents must be shaken well so that the medicine dissolves. The salicylic acid contained in aspirin will allow plants to proliferate because it makes the roots stronger. You can spray water and aspirin on geraniums for a week.

geraniums how to make them proliferate

Aspirin also helps prevent the appearance of fungi that are dangerous to the health of the plant. A real infusion of health not only for geraniums but also for other non-flowering plants. Seeing is believing.