Scented Geraniums

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  1. Potting Scented Geraniums
  2. water requirements for potted citronella/geranium plant
  3. Scented geranium
  4. citronella geranium
  5. mosquito plant ( geranium)
  6. Propagating Scented Geranium in Water
  7. topping CITRONELLA PLANT
Asked by minnie on August 15, 2015
Potting Scented Geraniums

I have been given two lemon scented geraniums which I intend to grow indoors. They need potting on, but there is a lot of stem at the base of the plants, without any leaves. Can I bury part of the stems when I pot them on? Thanks.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Common for Scented Geranium to grow in this pattern.
I would not advise dropping the stem lower into the pot, this can lead to fungus or root rot in the plant.

Pruning is an option and also propagating smaller plants from the mother plant also is common.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/geranium/pruning-geraniums.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/scented-geranium/scented-geranium-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/geranium/geranium-care.htm

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minnie

Thanks Downtoearthdigs

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Asked by Anonymous on August 12, 2016
Water Requirements for Potted Citronella/Geranium Plant

Plant is outdoors in partial sun/shade. Upon purchase, I replanted in larger container and mixed top soil with the original medium. If I wait too long to water, leaves shrink and collapse. After watering, brown dead spots appear on the leaves.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Generally potted plants outdoors need daily water and even twice daily if the temperatures are above 85 degrees.
The best way to check watering is to actually feel the soil. If the soil is damp when you feel just below the soil surface it is likely ok, if it is dry you need to water.
Make sure the pot is well draining.

The brown spots could be a fungus issue. You can treat the plant with Neem Oil. This acts as both an insecticide and fungicide.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/scented-geranium/scented-geranium-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/scented-geranium/mosquito-citronella-geranium-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by grandmasenn on November 3, 2016
Scented Geranium

What can I do with my scented geranium, called mosquito plant citronella, for the winter? I live in southern Wisconsin.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Scented geranium has little frost tolerance, so it will need to be brought indoors to survive the winter. You can transplant it into a pot to keep as a houseplant, or, less reliably, the plant can be dug up and kept in a dark, cool, dry place in a semi-dormant state. You can also take cuttings and keep them growing during the winter.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 13, 2017
Citronella Geranium

How do you make it bloom? I have had them for years. They hate the sun and refuse to bloom. Starved, fed or watered. They grow into huge vining plants.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Anonymous on July 3, 2017
Mosquito Plant ( Geranium)

when pruning, where do you make the cut and do you simply stick the trimmings in the soil to sprout? thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Make the pruning cuts just above a leaf node.
These links will help you with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/geranium/pruning-geraniums.htm
https://www.wikihow.com/Propagate-Geraniums-from-Cuttings

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Asked by emigodwin on July 7, 2017
Propagating Scented Geranium in Water

Hello and thank you for your time. I took a cutting from a scented geranium plant and placed it in water about 2 weeks ago. Now I see 2 root strings (not sure what they are called) growing. I’m not sure how long to keep it in the water and when I can plant it in a pot. Also, I noticed that the leaf on the top has turned black. Is that a problem?

Thank you once again,

Emilia

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DLarum
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would plant it in soil or potting mix as soon as you can and trim off the dead leaf. This article will help
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/geranium/how-to-start-geranium-cuttings.htm

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emigodwin

Thank you, DLarum, for your help. Will plant today and see what happens. Thanks again.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 8, 2017
Topping CITRONELLA PLANT

THE PLANT WE HAVE IS BENDING OVER FROM BEING TOO TALL. CAN YOU CUT THE HEIGHT DOWN WITHOUT HURTING THE PLANT?

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Downtoearthdigs
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