Geranium Plants
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Why did diluted Clorox make my geraniums bloom better?

Zone 33445 | Anonymous added on February 12, 2019 | Answered

I accidentally watered my geraniums with diute Clorox water that was in my watering bucket. They dropped all their blooms--then came back with a perfusion of vigorous, multiple healthy flowers! Much more than usual. What significance did hydrogen chloride have?

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carolinegwen
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Answered on February 12, 2019

Thanks for your gardening question. Experts say that using household bleach can sanitize roots, bulbs and seeds. Chloride is actually considered to be a micronutrient. Although dousing a plant with diluted bleach water is not commonly recommended, what a happy accident for your geraniums! Check out this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/information-on-chloride-and-plant-growth.htm

Happy gardening.

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