Geranium Flower

Taking Care of a Geranium Flower

There are many different ways that you can grow a geranium flower.  They look great in the garden and they also do well in flower pots in your home or on your porch.  Thousands of people will use the geranium in order to give color to their homes and gardens.  They are going to be a great addition to your home as well. This article is going to explain how to grow them and help them thrive to their fullest potential.

No matter how you plan to grow a geranium flower there are a few things that you need to remember.  First of all, they are going to need to have a lot of sun.  However, if you live in an area that gets really hot during the day you will want to plant them in a location that is going to get some shade during the day.  This is not going to kill them but they may not bloom as much as you would like them to.  You are going to need to remember that even though they need a lot of sun, they do not want to be burnt by the very hot temperatures throughout the day.

When you plant them in window boxes or pots, you are going to need to make sure that there are holes in the bottom of the container.  This is going to help the soil drain well.  They are going to need some composite added to the soil as well.  This is going to give them the nutrients and minerals that they need to grow to their fullest potential.  You are also going to need to purchase a fertilizer to add to your plants.  Your geranium flowers are going to need this fertilizer every other week.  If you are not able to commit to this, you need to be sure that you are giving them the fertilizer at least one time per month.  You may even want to consider purchasing a fertilizer that you can simply place in the soil and it will release the food that the geranium flower needs throughout the season.  Either way, the fertilizer is really important if you are growing the flower in pots or window boxes.

When you are watering your flower, you are going to need to make sure that they are really wet.  However, check the soil in between watering. You are going to want to make sure that they soil is dry before you water them again.  You can place your finger in the soil.  If it is dry from the top to about two inches down, you will want to water the flower.  If you are not getting a lot of rain in the hot summer time, you will want to check them on a daily basis.  The geranium flower can dry up really fast.  In that case, you are going to want to be sure that you are watering them and giving them the moisture that they need.

If you notice that the flower is starting to look dry and dead, you are going to want to remove the dead and brown leaves.  This is going to help your flower put its energy towards the healthy flowers.  You are going to notice that when you remove the dead leaves and flowers, the plant is going to look healthier and grow stronger.

As you can see, it is easy to grow and care for a geranium flower.  You can purchase these flowers already potted and in full bloom.  However, if you are interested, you can grow them from a seed.  You can always ask the nursery staff how to do this accurately or you can look this information up online in order to find out how to germinate them properly.