Plant ID forum: Scented Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Mar 6, 2015 3:42 AM CST
This is one of my favourite plants for its looks and scent. Sweet and rosy. My plant does not give flowers.
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Mar 6, 2015 4:21 AM CST
Hi Dinu!

Looks like Pelargonium graveolens, Rose Geranium / Rose-scented Geranium.

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/pelarggrav.htm

http://www.motherherbs.com/pelargonium-graveolens.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium_graveolens
Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Mar 6, 2015 5:15 AM CST
Thanks Metro. The links show pink flowers, but mine never flowers.
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hheavyg
Mar 6, 2015 5:43 AM CST
Dinu said:This is one of my favourite plants for its looks and scent. Sweet and rosy. My plant does not give flowers.
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Looks like a Citronella Geranium plant
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chelle
Mar 6, 2015 6:16 AM CST
hheavyg said:
Looks like a Citronella Geranium plant


I agree Citrosa Geranium (Pelargonium citrosum)

If conditions are favorable they can set the occasional flower bud. Smiling

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chelle
Mar 6, 2015 6:18 AM CST
Whoops! If it has a rosy scent, maybe not. The one I guessed has a lemony scent. *Blush*
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Calif_Sue
Mar 6, 2015 12:22 PM CST

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I think both of the suggested ones show a more deeply serrated leaf than what Dinu shows.
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bonitin
Mar 7, 2015 12:26 AM CST
The shape of the leaves remind me of one I have, they are a pale green, but mine flowers non-stop, has a strong sweet but spicy fragrance

There might be many others though that have similar leaves .. Rolling my eyes. hard to say without the flowers, maybe yours gets too well fed Dino? I don't feed mine and have them in the same pot for about two years, before I re-pot them.

Pelargonium 'Concolor lace'
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Calif_Sue
Mar 7, 2015 8:52 AM CST

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Do they get enough sun Dinu? Even my stingy bloomers eventually bloom.
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Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Mar 10, 2015 12:59 AM CST
My plant has a sweet-rose scent. No lemon scent It does get enough sun. Have been having this plant for quite a while now but never seen any signs of flowering. Just grows and branches. I have another plant which is in a pot for a long time and it is growing weak. So I can make a couple of more cuttings and grow them in different conditions to see if it gets to flower. I've already added this image to the PF anyway.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 10, 2015 8:50 AM CST

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PF is over on DG. Whistling Hilarious!
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Metrosideros
Mar 11, 2015 12:10 AM CST
Interestingly, Rose Geraniums don't flower very often in Hawai'i. Dinu is in a similar zone to that in Hawai'i.

Could it be that the day and night hours don't vary much like they do in temperate zones, and therefore reduce the ability of the plant to flower?

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