How to grow Pelargonium hortorum

Pelargonium hortorum grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Pelargonium also known as Zonal Pelargonium, Pelargonium hortorum perennial evergreen or annual used as fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, tropics or temperate climate and grow in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial and 3+ as annual.

Pelargonium hortorum leaves

Leaves color green and can be with purple or white, the shape can be round, heart and lobed.

Flower color can be: red, white, purple, peach, pink more than one color, five petals the flowers grow in clusters like an umbel

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How to grow Pelargonium hortorum growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (to get the same cultivar)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, whiteflies

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and for design

Size of the plant?
0.3-1.2m, 1-4 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (can be burn in hot climate / Half Shade )

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Five petals flower, flowers grow in clusters like umbel the color can be peach, red, white, purple, pink more than one color,

Scientific name:

Pelargonium x hortorum

How to grow Pelargonium hortorum

Pelargonium hortorum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • 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
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9