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Cultivate Parisian geraniums

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How to water Parisian geraniums

The Parisian geraniums, thanks to the rich flowering and the very simple cultivation, are among the most used balcony plants for decorating homes. The plant does not fear the cold weather, but does not resist temperatures below zero.During spring and summer it blooms profusely and it is in this period that it should be watered regularly, at least once a day, or even morning and evening in the most periods hot or when it is exposed to the sun for many hours. Huge irrigations, therefore, but do not stagnate water in the saucers for long periods, to avoid rotting. During autumn and winter i Parisian geraniums they enter a rest phase and the waterings are suspended. This is the period in which they must be pruned and sheltered from the weather, moving them to a protected place. Some nurserymen argue that the irrigation of geraniums should not be done by wetting the leaves so as not to weaken them, but rather by administering the water at the base of the plants. It is also true, however, that occasional watering on the whole crown helps to eliminate small parasites and the eggs that they lay on the leaves.


How to grow and care for Parisian geraniums

Parisian geraniums have five-petal colored flowers that can be white, pink, lilac, red or even mottled. Each color can be on single, double or semi-double flower; the result is a large choice of varieties that can be grown individually or alternately in the pots, creating very beautiful effects to see. Their relapsing habit makes them particularly suitable for adorning the windowsills, a very popular practice in northern countries; just as choreographic are the vases with hanging geraniums. Multiplying the plants of geraniums is very simple, as cuttings take root easily. Just get branches to bury with light pressure on the earth, preferably in the months of March and April. Given their posture that tends to lengthen, the Parisian geraniums fear the wind which when it is too strong breaks and ruins them. The plants adapt easily to the type of soil that is provided to them, even if the best for a luxuriant growth is that obtained from a mixture of river sand, peat and woodland. Periodically eliminating the leaves and dried flowers helps the plant. to save energy, for a continuous and abundant flowering.

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