Getting Martha Washington Geranium To Bloom - Knowledgebase Question

Massapequa Park, NY
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Question by pauzano
April 5, 2000
I brought my Martha Washington geranium in for the winter. I've been treating it as a houseplant. It's grown bushy and stayed green and healthy but there are no flowers or buds in sight. How do I get it to start blooming now that Spring has arrived.

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2000
In contrast to the typical geranium, this specialty type will only set buds when temperatures are under 60 degrees. In the meantime, keep it in a bright sunny spot and be careful not to over water it. Allow the soil to dry slightly (but not completely) between waterings and use a diluted water soluble fertilizer regularly when the plant is in active growth. Finally, it blooms best when somewhat pot bound. After flowering, trim it back to keep it bushy and set it in partial shade for the rest of the season.

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