Growing Geraniums Indoors Or Outdoors

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The Regal or Martha Washington geranium is not suited for outdoor use but perfect forrepparttar indoors! Put your plant in a sunny window for best results. Perfect temperatures for your indoor geranium are mid 60ís during day time hours and mid 50ís at night. Fertilize once a month in spring and summer and every 2 months in fall and winter. Water weekly and use a container that has good drainage.

Some pests you might find making a meal of our geraniums include: caterpillars aphids whitefly mites slugs

Most of these can be controlled with sprays,repparttar 142792 aphids can be controlled with ladybugs andrepparttar 142793 slugs can be captured in a shallow dish of beer. Also, watch for subterranean termites that tunnel throughrepparttar 142794 stems of your plant causing it to turn yellow and die. If you suspect these, treatrepparttar 142795 soil with special treatment.

Lee Dobbins writes for http://www.geranium-flowers.com where you can find out more about geraniums. Visit http://www.geranium-flowers.com/Geranium-Variety.html for more on different types of Geraniums for your garden.


Is Your Geranium Turning Yellow?

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Rust - rusty looking spots, plant turns yellow Treat with fungicidal spray.

Dropsy - mostly a problem with indoor plants that show lesions Donít waterrepparttar plant so much and put it inrepparttar 142791 sunniest spot you can find.

3. Look for pests such as caterpillars, flys, mites,termites and slugs are garden pests that might like to make a meal of your geraniums. You can control most of these pests with special sprays that you can get at your garden supply store. Aphids are another problem that may be controlled with ladybugs. Slugs can be captured simply by putting out a saucer of beer.

4. Make sure you fertilize properly. Geraniums like a soil that has plenty of nitrogen and lack of it can causerepparttar 142792 plant to turn yellow. If you suspect this could berepparttar 142793 problem, then you might try fertilizing with a fertilizer that has a high concentration of nitrogen.

Lee Dobbins writes for http://www.geranium-flowers.com where you can find out more about geraniums. Visit http://www.geranium-flowers.com/Geranium-Pests-and-Diseases.html for more on geranium pests and diseases.


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