How to grow Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium graveolens grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:
Aggressive, allelopathy

Recommended planting season?
Spring to autumn, but better hardiness zone 10a in

Pests and diseases in Rose geranium:

Prune season?
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 indoor as houseplant (indoor)?

Growing also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, every few years to prune the plant and the roots

Blooming information

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:
Bees, flies

Vegetative Reproduction

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?
1-3 weeks

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)

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

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

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil, sunny location

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location (in paper bag)

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer

Planting spacing:
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

Germination time:
2-6 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Mulch, moist soil and full sun

Scientific name:

Pelargonium graveolens

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Rose Geranium plant care

Pelargonium graveolens plant care

Pelargonium graveolens flower

Rose Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13