is an attractive, useful and plant of great value for hanging baskets, balconies etc. The are a clear, bright green, smooth and almost ivy-shaped. These Pelargoniums are really rugged and seem capable of overcoming any conditions except frost. The are similar to those of but heads are usually smaller.
Where to: In a bright . It can stand even strong sun and tolerates draughts and temperature changes.
Watering requirements: Tap water to keep soil moist – do not over-water. No spraying orneeded.
General care: Feed once fortnightly with well-diluted liquid fertilizer. Pinching out is not necessary, but may be employed to train the plant into the required shape. Remove fadedand .
Rest: In autumn reduce water until soil is almost dry. Put it in a cool, frost-free spot. In spring, cut back and re-pot in freshwith a teaspoonful of bone meal. Gradually return to normal routine as growth begins.
When it looks sick:
- Yellow leaves: Usually caused by over- . Put in airy place to dry out. Remove badly affected leaves from the main by snapping them firmly downwards. Check for rot. In extreme cases, re-pot.
- Black areas on : Symptomatic of rot. Cut out affected stems and dust the wound with fungicidal powder.
P. regale and P. zonale, closely related plants.
- Growing season 75° F
- Minimum winter 6-20 °C (43-68 °F) Frost-free
Soil: A mixture of . good soil-less compost and 25 % friable loam.