Follow these easy and Quick Tips to Keep Geraniums Blooming all summer long and enjoy their magnificent flowers in all the glory!
Wondering what could be the secret methods to make Geraniums flower? Stop scratching your heads! We have some Quick Tips to Keep Geraniums Blooming for you!
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Quick Tips to Keep Blooming
1. Provide Full Sun
To promote flowering, provide geraniums plenty of sunlight—4 to 6 hours of full sun a day will do wonders! Give your potted plants south and west exposure for prolific blooms.
Deadheading is must to keep geraniums blooming all summer long. Remove the spent flowers, so the plant responds with more blossoms. Snip off dying blooms and stems to centralize the plant’s energy in producing new flowers.
3. Don’t Grow in Large Pots
While growing geraniums, make sure that you are not going for pots that are more than 7-8 inches wide. This size will hold sufficient soil and the plant will stay in good health, producing more blooms!
4. Remove Sick and Yellow leaves Regularly
Remove the dead and yellow foliage regularly so the plant not only looks neat and tidy but also diverts the needed energy into producing new flowers.
5. Apply High Potash Fertilizer
To keep geraniums flowering more, feed them with a 9-6-12 mix—the high potassium content provides an even supply of nutrients to every part of the plant that helps in photosynthesis. Do refer to the label for dosage and instructions.
Also, during the growing period, apply all-purpose liquid fertilizer diluted to a quarter of its strength every 4-5 weeks.
6. Water Only When the Soil is Dry
Do not keep the soil moist as geraniums suffer more due to overwatering than underwatering. Follow the key rule of watering when the topsoil feels a bit dry to touch. Also, make sure the container has drainage holes.