How to grow Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium graveolens growing shrub‎ of the genus Pelargonium also known as Rose geranium plant. Pelargonium graveolens perennial evergreen plant and also used as fragrant ornamental attract pollinator plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

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

Rose geranium leaves

Leaves edible fragrant, color is bright to dark green, taste is mild and remind flavor of rose and lemon, leaves structure deeply jagged 3-9 lobes.

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Requirements for growing Pelargonium graveolens care:
When it’s young need mulch

What is the best way to start growing Rose geranium plant:
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction / seeds

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, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases in Rose geranium:

When is the best time to prune a Pelargonium graveolens shrub?

How to prune Rose geranium:
Cut weak and old branches, once in a few years recommend to cut the at least 30% of the plant

What is the size of a Pelargonium graveolens shrub?
0.4-1.5 m, 16-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition for Rose geranium:
Fast growing

Rose geranium irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow Rose geranium indoor?

Growing also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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 earth

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Rose geranium:
Spring / Autumn

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

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

Uses of Rose geranium leaves:
Beverage, fragrant, oil, essential oil

Scientific name:

Pelargonium graveolens

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