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Give your geranium a new lease on life: the fertilizer that is best for the flower

Alina MilsentLife
What fertilizer is best for geraniums

Geraniums, also known as pelargoniums, are popular and delicate plants admired for their grace and vibrant colors. They are particularly favored during the summer for their tolerance to direct sunlight.

Geraniums are commonly used to adorn summer terraces, windows, balconies, and yards. They can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors, making them a suitable choice for beginners in flower cultivation. OBOZREVATEL has explored the ideal fertilizer for this plant.

These flowers typically bloom in spring and continue to showcase their flowers until the arrival of cold autumn weather. Plant breeders have developed numerous varieties, ranging from "double" to dwarf and two-color options.

In contrast to orchids, which demand specific conditions for blooming, pelargoniums do not require special climates, temperatures, or artificial lighting. The plant can tolerate outdoor temperatures ranging from +8 °C to +35 °C (up to +30 °C in a pot).

Geraniums typically begin blooming at a comfortable temperature of +15 °C.

Surprisingly, the ideal fertilizer for pelargoniums is coffee grounds. So, after enjoying a cup of coffee, don't be quick to dispose of the leftover grounds.

Simply take a flowerpot with geraniums and incorporate the coffee grounds directly into the soil. Gently mix the coffee with the soil to avoid damaging the plant, ensuring the soil becomes loose and oxygen-saturated.

While some experts suggest using tea leaves as fertilizer, it's essential to be cautious. Adding tea leaves to the soil can sometimes lead to mold and attract black flies to the plant.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you which indoor plants are prohibited to put on the windowsill. 

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