How to grow Pelargonium hortorum

Pelargonium hortorum growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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