The Q&A Archives: Geraniums

Question: Why are my Geranium leaves turning white? I have fertilized, watered everything I can think of and nothing works. Now there are no flowers at all. By the way it is terribly hot here now in North Texas, would that do it?

Answer: Heat stress can cause geranium leaves to lose their chlorophyll and turn white. There's not much you can do about the weather but in a few weeks you can pinch your plants back to encourage a bushy growth habit and lots of healthy new leaves and flowers. Just wait until the weather cools a little. If you pinch them back now they won't develop new growth - it's still too darned hot!

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