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Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 8, 2016 9:51 PM CST
Hi everyone,

So I bought this Vancouver Centennial Geranium a couple of weeks ago. It takes indirect sun. A few days ago, it started to wither Crying What can I do to revive it?

Thanks!
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 8, 2016 11:44 PM CST
First I would pinch all the brown leaves off. Does that cup have a drain hole in it. To me looks like over watering. Pelargoniums like to be kept on the dry side. Not sure of your location but I have also found that they do better in part shade morning sun. No hot afternoon sun.
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Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 10, 2016 3:30 PM CST
Thank you, Julia. The orange cup doesn't have a drain hole, but the plastic pot was not making contact with any water. Is there anything else I can do apart from removing the dead leaves and reducing its water intake?
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 10, 2016 5:10 PM CST
Keep it out of the hot sun.
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bwv998
Jul 10, 2016 5:46 PM CST
Will sure do! Thanks again.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 15, 2016 9:33 AM CST

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It really could use a bigger pot with good draining soil and they do much better outdoors, the leaf color intensifies with exposure to sun light. I usually have mine in morning sun. They are only hardy to zone 9 so either bring it in before the nights get too cold or treat it as an annual.
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Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
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bwv998
Jul 15, 2016 10:06 AM CST
Thanks, @calif_sue! Anyway the young leaves have started to wither, so I'm guessing it's coming to the end. Sighing!
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