Pelargonium graveolens growing shrub of the genus Pelargonium also known as Rose geranium plant. Pelargonium graveolens perennial evergreen plant, can be used for the edible plant for the leaves, used as fragrant for the leaves, ornamental plant, mosquito replant, it’s drought tolerant and attract pollinator plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Rose geranium leaves
Leaves edible fragrant, color is bright to dark green, taste is mild sweet with little sour and remind flavor of rose with lemon, leaves structure deeply jagged 3-9 lobes.
Flower color purple five petals, flowers grow in clusters and attract pollinators, might consider to grow Rose geranium plant next to plants with fertile problem
Pelargonium graveolens mosquito plant – leaves repellant mosquito and might consider growing it next to the entrance.
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Requirements for growing Pelargonium graveolens care:
When it’s young need mulch, prune strongly one in a two year
What is the best way to start growing Rose geranium plant:
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds – care explanation bellow
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction Rose geranium?
No, but easy to do
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring to autumn, but better hardiness zone 10a in
Pests and diseases in Rose geranium:
Autumn to winter
How to prune Rose geranium:
Cut weak and old branches, once in a few years recommend take care to cut the at least 30% of the plant, the plant
Size of the plant:
0.4-1.5 m, 16-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition for Rose geranium:
Fast growing in the right condition / Medium growing
Rose geranium irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water to big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant (indoor)?
Growing also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, every few years to prune the plant and the roots
When does Pelargonium graveolens flower bloom?
Spring / Summer
General information about Rose geranium flower:
purple flower five stamens and attract pollinators
Thinning / Deadheading of Blossom:
No need to
Rose geranium flower pollination is done by:
How to make Vegetative Reproduction?
Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with soil
The best time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn (but possible in hardiness zone 10 in summer, hardiness zone 12+ all year)
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Rose geranium?
Keep the soil moist and mulch the soil, when put the stems in water need to switch the water everyday (possible every 2 days but it’s less good care)
Leaves harvesting season:
How to trim Rose geranium leaves?
After the plant establish can trim branches
Information about leaves:
Leaves bright green, the taste is mild, deeply jagged leaves 3-9 lobes, leaf fragrant
Pelargonium graveolens uses leaves
Beverage, fragrant, oil, essential oil
Pelargonium graveolens seeds
Moist soil, sunny location
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location (in paper bag)
Spring / Summer
30-40cm (12-16 inches)
Depth of Sowing:
1-2cm, 0.5-1 inches
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Humidity and sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water – don’t let the soil dry
Condition of seedling:
Mulch, moist soil and full sun