The Regal Pelargonium is a home and garden plant which is also known as Pelargonium grandiflorum. You only have to look at the size of the flowers and the colours, to understand how this prestigious plant has earned its second name.
You will know the plant by its large flowers with six petals, which grow in bunches. These flowers shine in one or more colours in bright purple, bright pink, light pink, dark red, bright red and white. An interesting fact: it’s not the flowers but the leaves of the Regal Pelargonium which have a scent. That is one of the differences between the Regal Pelargonium and the ‘common’ Geranium. One similarity between both plants is that they both give you a happy feeling!
The Regal Pelargonium flourishes in its natural habitat in the southern region of Africa. Around 1600, ships from the Dutch East India Company took the plant from the Cape of Good Hope to Europe, where it landed in a range of botanical gardens. With its southern roots it is not surprising that the Regal Pelargonium likes to be outside as soon as the night frost has disappeared.
Your Regal Pelargonium is happiest in a light position which will help it to flower. Water it regularly, directly into the pot and not on the plant itself. When you remove the dead flowers, the Regal Pelargonium will continue to create new flowers. After its flowering period in your home, the Regal Pelargonium would be happy to go outside. It will then bring colour to your patio until late into the autumn. Place the plant indoors during the winter in a cool room and give it limited water.
For inside and outside
Blooms from March until October
Fertalize 1x per 14 days
Moist the soil thoroughly
Place in light to half shade
Regal Pelargonium is available in garden centres, DIY stores or supermarkets from March 2015. Do you want more information? Please contact us!
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