Geraniums are the splendid flowers that adorn balconies and terraces, creating beautiful bursts of color that look like they’ve been painted by impressionist artists at the Musée d’Orsay.

There are various varieties, from fragrant to angel, regal, zonal, and variegated leaf geraniums. However, all provide the same stunning visual impact, both up close and from a distance, with cheerful hues that enhance condominiums, villas, and row houses.

These resilient flowers tolerate full sunlight but prefer partial shade. Plant them in spacious pots, using gravel at the bottom and well-draining universal fertile soil. Space the plants 20 centimeters apart, water regularly, especially in the evening after sunset to prevent immediate evaporation.

If you wish to plant them through cuttings, carefully cut below the node with a sharp blade to avoid fiber damage. Bury and wrap the pot in cellophane to ensure the right level of humidity and warmth.

Place them in a sheltered spot away from the wind but well-lit. During winter, bring them indoors as they are sensitive to the cold, and water them sparingly to prevent waterlogging and decay.

In summer, monitor them regularly, although they can endure a weekend without water.

Let’s delve into the details of caring for these flowers; they will reward you with an explosion of color!

Gorgeous Geraniums: Care Tips and the Best Fertilizer

To care for your geraniums and ensure a spectacular bloom, water them twice a week during the warmer seasons. Clean them by removing dry leaves and damaged buds to prevent unnecessary nutrient dispersion. Trim the leaves at the base of the stem with scissors. Water the soil whenever it becomes too dry, but minimize water stagnation to avoid rot.


Fertilize and nourish them occasionally. It’s quite simple – use beer.

You don’t need to purchase any specific product; it’s better to utilize what’s already in your refrigerator.

Perhaps you have a bit of leftover blonde beer and don’t know how to use it. Absolutely do not discard it; it’s a treasure trove of valuable nutrients for both you and your geraniums!

Potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, B-group vitamins, and folic acid are perfect for revitalizing the plants. Dilute it in 10 liters of water and use the mixture to water your flowers; they will reward you with a burst of color. Occasionally, use it to polish the leaves as well. Dip a clean cloth in the substance and wipe both sides of the leaves.

You’ll have enchanting terraces and balconies!