General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Other: The Pelargonium flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic) which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower which is actinomorphic.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Co (Cobalt)
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: take a stem cutting just below a node and remove the leaves from the bottom one or two nodes; roots will only develop from the region of a node; harden off the plants before transplanting them outdoors
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Ivy Geranium
  • Ivy-leaf Geranium
  • Storksbill

Plant Events from our members
LyraLu On January 17, 2022 Deadheaded
Deadheaded blossoms. Growing in the kitchen window light.
LyraLu On January 17, 2022 Cuttings stuck
Took 3 cuttings to propagate for 2022. Placed in a 4" round pot on the kitchen windowsill.
LyraLu On January 17, 2022 Potted up
Took a leaf cutting at the end of summer. Checked for roots today and the pot was filled, but the leaf looks bad (curling and yellowing). I potted it into a larger pot to see if it continues to survive.
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