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Pelargonium characteristics and healing properties

This genus of plant belongs to the Geraniacee family, geraniales order, magnoliopsida class, magnoliophyta division, eukaryota domain (this is the scientific classification). It is originally from South Africa. The Parisian geranium It is to be considered the most popular of the so-called balcony flowers, for its excellent resistance to cold and heat, but also for its appearance, which is very pleasant for the evident decorative qualities, which have made it ideal for giving life to real multicolored waterfalls on terraces or in garden planters of all shapes and sizes. The pelargone, however, does not survive at temperatures lower than - 4 or - 5 degrees and consequently, at the end of the summer, must be pruned and placed in an environment with a temperature higher than this limit threshold.


Reproduction and colors of geranium

It reproduces easily, multiplying by cutting, that is simply by planting a sprig in the soil, to make it root. It has hanging stems and green but hard, almost woody branches, and shiny and fleshy peltate leaves, which can also have reddish or brownish streaks, which should not cause concern for the grower. Generally it reaches the length of a meter and a half. The color of the leaves is bright green, with a rounded conformation. Different colors of the pentapetal flowers of the Parisian geraniums that nature offers us: white, pink, red and even purple. They sprout at the apex of the axillary stems. They can be simple, double or semi-double. The flowering period begins in April - May and lasts until late autumn (generally until October).

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