What do Overwatered geraniums look like?
Generally, on overwatered plants, the bottom portions of geraniums have yellow leaves. They may also develop pale looking water spots. If this is the case, you should immediately stop watering and allow the plants to dry out. Remember, geraniums are drought-tolerant plants and they do not like too much water.
Why are the buds on my geraniums dying before they bloom?
Sometimes, especially on potted geraniums, the unopened buds dry up and drop off before they have a chance to open. This may be because they are too moist. Try to provide a drier climate for them.
How do you stop flowers from dropping?
Flower Drop Tips
- Keep the soil evenly moist. Mulch helps prevent water evaporation and keeps the moisture level even.
- Plants experience stress when they don’t have the proper nutrients.
- Plant flowers and vegetables in a location where they will get the right amount of sunlight.
How do you keep geraniums blooming?
Provide the Proper Light
- Provide the Proper Light.
- Ensure that your flowers are getting plenty of sun.
- Keep the Soil Moist.
- Keep the soil moist but not overly wet.
- Remove Leggy Growth.
- Cut the plants back in midsummer.
- Feed Your Plants.
- Apply a high-potash fertilizer to increase blooming.
How and when to plant geraniums?
Spring is the ideal planting time for geraniums. You’ll want to wait until after your area’s last hard frost. If planting in the ground, space them 6–24 inches apart. If potting in a container, don’t overcrowd the space.
Where to plant geraniums in ground?
For potted plants, place seedlings in 4-inch containers and move up to larger pots as they grow. Plant in-ground geraniums with 6 to 24 inches between them, depending on their growth habit; don’t overcrowd them.
When can geraniums be planted outside?
Geraniums should not be grown outside until all danger of frost is past. Check with your local garden center or National Weather Service for local frost dates (see Resources). When soil has warmed to 60 degrees F, geraniums can be planted either in flower beds or containers.